§ MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in cases in which the Local Government Board have sanctioned days for the meetings of Boards of Guardians which happen to fall upon Good Friday, Christmas Day, a Bank Holiday, or any day appointed for a public holiday, it is competent for the Guardians at a previous meeting to substitute the day before or after the sanctioned day, without obtaining the further sanction of the Local Government Board to such substitution; whether any business transacted at a meeting held upon such substituted day, without having obtained such further sanction, would be out of order and illegal; and whether, if such further sanction is essential and the business would be out of order and illegal, the Local Government Board will issue an Order to meet such cases?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. H. FOWLER, Wolverhampton, E.)
The regulations in force as to meetings of Boards of Guardians empower the Guardians, with the consent of the Local Government Board, to change the day of ordinary meeting of the Guardians. The proceedings at an ordinary meeting which is held on a substituted day without such consent would be out of order. It is my intention to alter the regulations to meet the cases referred to.