HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 c535W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a Committee has been appointed by him to obtain information for him and for the Cabinet regarding the actual conditions of life and labour in Great Britain; whether, if such is the case, he will state the duties of such Committee and the names of its members; and by whom the expenses of such Committee will be defrayed?


The hon. and learned Member rather magnifies the scope of the Committee. Its object is to investigate the question of land reform and kindred problems. For a reply to the rest of his question, I would refer him to the answer given this afternoon by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Enfield. I may repeat that the expenses of the Committee are being defrayed from private sources.