§ MR. BOULNOIS (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will move the Attorney General, under Section 45 of "The Metropolis Gas Act, 1860,"to take action against the South Metropolitan Gas Company, as he has twice been requested to do by the London County Council, for their conduct in cutting off the supply of gas from the testing place in Hill Street, Peckham, whereby since September, 1889, it has been impossible to test the gas at this station except for two short periods?
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
In December last, the London County Council represented to the Board of Trade that the South Metropolitan Gas Company had cut off the supply of gas from the testing place in Hill Street, Peckham. The Board of Trade communicated with the Company, and, as the result, the gas was re-connected some six weeks ago. Under the circumstances, I do not propose to move the Attorney General to take action against the Company.