§ MR. D. A. THOMAS
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department why the return relating to Private Bill Legislation expenses ordered by the House on the 28th of April of last year has not been presented, and when it is likely to be in the hands of Members.
§ THE UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. JESSE COLLINGS,) Birmingham, Bordesley
I have received from two of the Departments the portions of this return for which they are responsible, and I hope within a few weeks to receive the remainder from the other two departments concerned. It will then be issued as soon as it can be printed. The return is an extremely voluminous one, and has to be collected from hundreds of local authorities, railway and other companies, any one of whom by failing to give the required information may delay the whole return.
§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
That matter has been considered, and as it is thought the information may be useful it will be included.