§ SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)
asked the President of the Local Government Board. Whether he can state the number of cases in which representations have been made to Sanitary Authorities under "The Allotments 1401 Act, 1887," asking them to take proceedings under the Act; and, the number of cases (if any) in which Sanitary Authorities have, subject to the provisions of the Act, acquired, either by purchase or hire, suitable land to provide allotments, and let such land in allotments to persons belonging to the labouring population?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I am unable to state what is the number of cases in which representations have been made to Sanitary Authorities under the Allotments Act, 1887, asking them to take proceedings under that Act, or the number of cases in which the Sanitary Authority have acquired land and let it for allotments. It is only in cases where a Sanitary Authority proposed to borrow for the purpose of allotments that it is necessary that any communication should be made to the Board with reference to the acquiring of land for allotments.