§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS (Birmingham, Bordesley)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if the Axbridge Rural Sanitary Authority have secured a Provisional Order to enable them to acquire certain land under the Compulsory Clauses of "The Allotments Act, 1887;" and, if so, whether he can state the cost to the Sanitary Authority of obtaining such Provisional Order?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's
The cost to the Axbridge Rural Sanitary Authority of obtaining the Provisional Order referred to was £6 14s. 0d. This amount includes a charge of £4 14s. 0d. in respect of a journey to London for the purpose of depositing the Petition and documents with the Local Government Board, which at present it appears to me might have been avoided. Apart from this charge, the expense incurred by the Authority was £2 0s. 0d.