§ 41. Mr. HOGGE had given notice of the following question
To ask the Prime Minister whether the forthcoming biography of the late Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, by Mr. J. L. Garvin, is a subsidised national undertaking; and, if not, whether he will explain why a letter asking for materials for that biography franked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer was delivered by a Government messenger in Stephen's Green, Dublin, on the 15th instant.
As the hon. Gentleman has thought fit to put it on the Paper, I should like to answer it, and I asked the Prime Minister to allow me to answer it. The answer to the first part of the question is of course in the negative. As regards the second part, I am obliged to the hon. Member for calling my attention to a case in which through some inadvertence my instructions were not carried out.