§ Colonel Sir A. SPROT
asked the President of the Board of Trade when the expert Committee appointed to inquire into the Gattie goods clearing-house scheme will commence its sittings; and whether, in view of the intricacy of the calculations and statistics involved, arrangements will be made for Mr. Gattie and other witnesses to be permitted the assistance of counsel?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
As has now been publicly announced, the Committee of Inquiry into Mr. Gattie's scheme held their initial meeting on 1st August, and resolved that any party interested may be represented by counsel. Their next meeting is fixed for 20th August.