§ MR. COGHILL (Stoke-on-Trent)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish as a Parliamentary Paper, in continuation of the series Lead Compounds in Pottery, the evidence of Dr. A. M. M'Aldowie, the senior physician to the North Staffordshire Infirmary, which he was prevented giving at the recent arbitration at Stoke-on-Trent by the collapse of the Home Office case.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
I cannot undertake to publish as a Parliamentary Paper evidence not given at the arbitration and not subjected to cross-examination. But I may say that I understand that the evidence referred to has already been published and put on sale by the Manufacturers' Association. It can, I believe, be bought for the price of one penny.
§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will lay before 1103 Parliament the Official Report of the whole of the proceedings in the recent arbitration in connection with the pottery trade.
§ * MR. RITCHIE
I doubt whether the Report referred to would be of such general interest and use as to justify the reprinting and publishing of it at the public expense. There are, however, a few spare copies of the shorthand notes as printed for the use of the arbitrators and parties: and I should be happy to send a copy to the right hon. Baronet or to any other hon. Member specially interested in the matter. There was also of course a daily report of the proceedings in the local newspapers.