THE EARL OF CAMPERDOWN
My Lords, in pursuance of the conversation 1615 which took place the other day on this subject, I beg to ask His Majesty's Government if they will obtain a Return showing, with regard to the London County Council:—
1. The names of the Bills promoted in Parliament in each year, with the sums of money spent annually in such promotion; and whether each such Bill passed into law.
2. The sum of money spent annually in opposing Bills in Parliament.
At the suggestion of my noble friend Lord Wemyss, I beg to add the words "and the names of the Bills so opposed."
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (The Earl of HALSBURY)
The noble Lord who represents the Local Government Board not being in his place, I have been asked to state the view of that Department. The President of the Local Government Board is willing to grant a Return on this subject, but there appears some difficulty as to its precise form. I would suggest that the noble Earl should communicate with the President of the Local Government Board in order to agree upon the form in which the Return should be made.