§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will grant a Return showing the annual receipts and expenditure of the following public abattoirs, established during the ten years ending 1905, together with a statement showing the average number of cattle, sheep, pigs, and calves slaughtered therein, and the charge per head made for same, viz.: Birmingham, Bury, Barrow-in-Furness, Colne, Dartmouth, Goole, Great Harwood, Hexham, Ilkley, Lincoln, Llandudno, Market Harborough, Morpeth, Newton-in-Makerfield, Pwllheli, St. Anns-on-the-Sea.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The Return desired could not be made without obtaining separate information from the town or urban district council of each of the places mentioned. I do not gather why these particular places should be selected or what public object the Return would serve. At present it does not seem necessary that it should be given.