§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is now prepared to take any steps for checking the great waste of public time occasioned by the increasing practice of putting questions of mere local and trivial importance to Ministers, either by having the answers printed and distributed, or by restricting the number of questions allowed to be put by any one Member, or by only allowing questions on public matters to be put, or in any other way?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir W.HARCOURT,) Derby
My right hon. Friend has asked me to say that he does not think he is at present in possession of sufficient information as to the opinions of the House on this subject to undertake to deal with it.