HC Deb 14 May 1907 vol 174 cc798-9
MR. R. DUNCAN (Lanarkshire, Govan)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he can inform the House as to the progress made by the Departmental Committee appointed to report upon the present system of house-letting in Scotland and proposals submitted for its reform.

MR. ALEXANDER CROSS (Glasgow, Camlachie)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that, at a meeting of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, held in Aberdeen last week, attended by 132 delegates from trades unions from all parts of Scotland, representing 122,000 tradesmen, the house-letting question was considered, and a resolution passed in favour of reform; and whether, in view of the importance of this question, he will say when the Report of the Departmental Committee, which some time ago concluded its inquiry on this subject, will be issued.

THE SECEETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. Sinclair,) Forfarshire

I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for the Camlachie Division of Glasgow on the 9th inst.†