§ *MR. W. P. BYLES
I beg to ask the Secretary of State, for War whether the Minutes of Evidence given before the Distress from Want of Employment Committee will be circulated to Members 174 of the House in order that they may be able to estimate the value of the Interim Report which has already been issued?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
Yes, Sir; every dispatch is being used in the preparation of the Appendix to this Report, which will contain not only the evidence, but the answers received from the local authorities so far as they have come in up to the date of the Report. It is rather a voluminous document, and must take some little time to prepare, but no time will be lost in issuing it.
§ *MR. BYLES
asked whether the Minutes of Evidence, which were already in print and circulated amongst the members of the Committee, could not at once be circulated amongst the Members of the House?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL - BANNERMAN
No; the Minutes of Evidence are always circulated amongst the Members of a Committee, but not among the Members of the House until they are presented to the House with the Report. Very little time will be lost in presenting the Report.