§ Mr. BOWLES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a request, dated 12th February last, from the secretary of the Wholesale Tobacconists Protection Association, asking him to receive a deputation of members of that association from different parts of the country; and whether he can consent to receive such a deputation?
Sir JOHN BRUNNER
Would it not be more convenient that a question of this character should be addressed to the Minister privately, so as to save the time of the House?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
My right hon. Friend thinks the letter in question must have been miscarried; but he will be glad to consider the association's request if they will communicate with him again.