HC Deb 01 July 1904 vol 137 cc318-9
MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will explain why delay in publication till 27th June took place in connection with a Consular Report from Malaga received at the Foreign Office on 19th May, with a Consular Report from Persia received on 16th May, and with a Consular Report from Ningpo received on 27th May; and whether he will endeavour to expedite the publication of such Reports.

(Answered by Earl Percy.)The date of publication was Saturday the 25th of June. The delay was with the printer, whose attention will be called to the matter, but it is no doubt due to the fact that the chief pressure of the year occurs at this time.