HC Deb 12 December 1906 vol 167 c337
MR. MEYSEY-THOMPSON (Staffordshire, Handsworth)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board when he proposes to lay before Parliament the reports of the inquiries regarding the local financial conduct of affairs in Poplar and West Ham.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) Mr. Davy's report relative to the general conditions of the Poplar Union, its pauperism, and the administration of the guardians and their officers, has already been issued as a Parliamentary Paper. The inquiries at West Ham were of a different character and related to matters arising out of the Auditor's Reports. It is not the practice to publish reports of this kind, and I see no sufficient reason for making an exception to the rule in the present case.