§ SIR JOHN TUKE (Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state 880 what sum of money has been expended by the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-minded in procuring evidence, on the travelling expenses of members of the Commission, and in the preparation and printing of the evidence and Report.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. HOBHOUSE,) Bristol, E.
It is not possible to state separately the amount expended by the Royal Commission for the purpose of procuring evidence. The expenditure included: Travelling expenses of members of the Commission, £3,025; sums paid to witnesses, £540; printing evidence and Report, £4,943; general expenses of the inquiry, mainly for obtaining and preparing evidence and materials for the Report, £11,159; making a total of, £19,667, which does not include the cost of accommodation.