§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will consent to the appointment of a Select Committee of the House to consider the clauses which appear in so many private Bills this Session authorising municipalities to enter into trading enterprises, and the resolution of the various Chambers of Commerce or the subject.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREA SURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
In answer to the honourable Member, I have to say the important question he refers to is one deserving further investigation, and we think a proper method of investigation would be by t joint Committee of the two Houses.
§ SIR J. LUBBOCK (London University)
Will the Government take steps to appoint the Committee at an early date and will the reference be wide enough to include the whole subject?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
We shall proceed at once to appoint the Committee, and no doubt tin reference will be sufficiently wide to include all the subjects referred to in my honourable Friend's Question.