§ SIR B. W. FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that the Friendly Societies are very anxious that the Report of the Old Age Pensions Commission should be made public before their meetings at Whitsuntide, in order that it may be generally discussed; and whether he can hold out hopes that it will be presented and published before the rising of the House for the Whitsuntide Recess?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I hear that this Report has been drafted, and is now being discussed by the Commission. I cannot state the exact date at which it will be presented.