§ MR. BENN (Devonport)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state if other borough council clerks, for whom Messrs. Bircham and Company act as Parliamentary agents, receive, as in the Holborn case, 33⅓ per cent, of the profit charges; and, if so, whether such payments are known to the public bodies concerned.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
I am not in possession of the information for which the hon. Member asks.
§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will take care that no circular is sent to the various local bodies asking them to give preference to this firm of Parliamentary agents because they are in the service of the Government?