§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether in cases where a local authority acquires lane under s. 57, ss. 1, of the Housing of the 160 Working Classes Act, 1890, it is the practice of the Local Government Board to hold that such land, though acquired specifically for the purposes of Part III. of that Act, cannot be appropriated by the local authority for such purpose without the consent mentioned in s. 57, ss. 3; or whether the Board consider that such consent is only necessary either in cases where s. 57, ss. 2, applies, or where land already held by the local authority is intended to be appropriated by such authority for the purposes of Part III. of the Act referred to.
§ MR. CHAPLIN
There has not been any case in England in which the Local Government Board have been applied to by a local authority for sanction to the appropriation by them of land for the purposes of Part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, when such land has, in fact, been acquired for those purposes. As a matter of fact there has been no practice of the Board, because the necessity for deciding on any such application has never arisen.
§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman meant that no authority locally had acquired land specifically for the purpose?