§ MR. A. GROVE (West Ham, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, inasmuch as 5 & 6 Will. IV., c. 69, s. 5, enables Guardians of the Poor to put into operation the Act 59 Geo. III., c. 12, ss. 12, 13, and the Acts I & 2 Will. IV., c. 42, and 1 & 2 Will. IV., c. 59, with the sanction of the Local Government Board, for the purpose of buying and hiring land for employment of the poor, he is prepared to give such sanction, if it is applied for, in order to enable Local Authorities to meet unavoidable distress?
§ * MR. H. H. FOWLER
If the Local Government Board were to receive from a Board of Guardians an application for sanction to acquiring lands under the Acts referred to, with particulars of the scheme which they proposed to adopt, it would receive careful consideration; but any such application must be considered in connection with all the circumstances of the particular case.