§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the bye-laws now being prepared by, or for the approval of, the Local Government Board, a bye-law will be inserted to require builders to carry off the surface water from the sites of newly-built dwelling-houses in the County of London?
§ MR. SHAW-LEFEVRE
The bye-laws referred to are probably those which the County Council have prepared and which are now being further considered by them. These bye-laws are proposed to be made under Section 202 of the Metropolis Management Act, 1855; but it does not appear to the Local Government Board that that section empowers the County Council to provide for the matters referred to in the question.