§ MR. A. H. BROWN
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Why the authorities of Eastry Union have failed to take any steps for the proper drainage of the parish of Ash, in accordance with the directions of the Local Government Board; and, inasmuch as the village and neighbourhood have been visited by periodical outbreaks of fever and diphtheria in recent years, what steps the Board intend to take to ensure improved regulations and arrangements for that locality?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH,
in reply, said, the drainage of Ash had been the subject of a long correspondence between the rural sanitary authority at Eastry and the Local Government Board. A complaint having been made under the Public Health Act, a formal inquiry was held as to the condition of things. The local authorities were afterwards instructed to take steps to carry into effect the recommendations made in the Report. In the last few days, he had been informed that the rural sanitary authorities had arrived at the conclusion that no drainage was required at Ash. He had not yet decided what course to adopt, as the case presented certain difficulties.