§ MR. JOSEPH A. PEASE (Northumberland, Tyneside)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to certain paragraphs appearing in The Times newspaper on 28th June, containing information extracted from a strictly confidential draft Special Report to be proposed by the Under Secretary to the Local Government Board for the consideration of the Select Committee on the Cottage Homes Bill; and whether he can state how the information was obtained by a member of the Press; if not, whether an inquiry will be held to ascertain this; and whether steps will be taken to prevent such incidents.
§ * MR. T. W. RUSSELL
This is a matter for the Select Committee, not for the Local Government Board. Investigations are being made.