§ MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his Department is engaged in the fiscal inquiry; and if he has any official information† See (4) Debates, cxxiv., 775.854 showing the cause of the reduction of 17,522 in the number of families engaged in agriculture between 1821 and 1831, and of 35,068 adult male persons employed in agriculture between 1831 and 1841.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) My Department are not directly concerned with the inquiry referred to, although, of course, they will furnish any information in their power that may be required in connection with it. I have no information as to the particular matter alluded to in the last part of the Question.