§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has received a protest from the Sanitary, Board at Gibraltar against the mode in which the scheme of drainage works, agreed upon by the Inter-Departmental Committee, is being carried out; and, if so, whether he will lay it upon the Table?
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
I have received from the Governor of Gibraltar a communication addressed to him by the Sanitary Commissioners complaining of the large excess on the estimate for the execution of the drainage works. The papers will be referred to the consulting engineer, who is responsible for the estimate, and it would be unfair to that gentleman to publish the complaint before he has had an opportunity of replying to it.