§ MR. LAURENCE HARDY (Kent, Ashford)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what was the cost of printing the Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Commission on the Metropolitan Water Supply, and how many copies of such Minutes were printed; why the Kent authorities who appeared before the Commission have been charged the sum of £165 for each of the two copies of such Minutes obtained by them; and whether some means can be provided whereby the proceedings of Royal Commissions can be obtained at a less expense than has been incurred in the present case.
§ * MR. HANBURY
No official Minutes have as yet been published. The hon. Member probably refers to certain reports which were taken as a private arrangement by parties interested, and for which the Government has, of course, no responsibility whatever. The official Minutes will shortly be issued as an ordinary Blue Book.