§ MR. BAUMANN (Camberwell, Peckham)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he proposes, under Clause 8, Sub-section 2, of the Local Government Bill, to transfer the powers at present vested in the Thames Conservancy Board to the County Council for London?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
Subsection 2 of Clause 8 makes no transfer of any powers, but provides a means by which certain transfers of powers may be made. There is at present no proposal that the powers now vested in the Thames Conservancy Board should be transferred to the County Council for London; and when it is borne in mind that the jurisdiction of the Thames Conservancy extends from below Gravesend to Cricklade, in Wiltshire, the difficulties which would attend any such transfer will be obvious.