§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green S. W.)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for the Knutsford Division of Cheshire, as representing the Metropolitan Board of Works, whether the Board will postpone the consideration of any further grants of pensions to officers of the Board, and leave the question to be decided by the London County Council?
§ Mr. TATTON EGERTON was not present, and
§ MR. PICKERSGILL said
As the representative of the Metropolitan Board is not here, may I ask the President of the Local Government Board whether Her Majesty's Government will not 1660 attempt, by means of legislation, to prevent this Board in its last hours of existence granting exorbitant pensions to a number of its officers?
§ * MR. RITCHIE
The hon. Member can scarcely be serious in inviting the Government to attempt to legislate in regard to matters which must occur, if at all, between now and the 31st of the month.