§ MR. FRANCIS POWELL (Wigan)
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, having regard to the complicated character of many provisions in "The Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1885," and the consequent difficulty of giving due effect to that important Statute, he will cause to be prepared and circulated among local authorities, in the course of the present Session, a memorandum explaining their powers and duties under the Act; and whether, if so, he will lay the document upon the Table of the House?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's-in-the-East
When the Housing of the Working Classes Act was passed the Local Government Board addressed circular letters to the several urban and rural sanitary authorities throughout England and Wales, directing their attention to the Act and explaining its provisions. I have no doubt that the authorities are fully aware of the powers which they possess under the Act referred to. If I 1367 had reason to believe that it was not so, I should be quite prepared to act on the suggestion of my hon. Friend.