§ MR. ARCHIBALD GROVE (West Ham, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received a petition from certain burgesses of the borough of West Ham, stating that, owing to the negligence of the East London Water Company in not causing their mains to be repaired, the direct supply of water is still cut off, and the public health thereby endangered, owing to the accumulation of sewage matter; and whether he can take any steps to compel the Company to fulfil their statutory obligations?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. SHAW LEFEVRE, Bradford, Central)
I have received the petition referred to in the question, and I have communicated with the East London Waterworks Company with regard to it. I am informed that the road in which the petitioners reside is now supplied with water, the repairs to the pipes having been completed on Thursday last.