§ MR. E. STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board why there has been so much delay in granting the application of the Town Council of Chard for an Order conferring on that Council the powers under Section 33 of the Local Government Act, 1894; and, whether this delay has been caused by any action of the Charity Commissioners?
§ MR. SHAW-LEFEVRE
The Local Government Board had under consideration the application made in the case of the Borough of Chard for vesting in the Town Council powers under Section 33 of the Local Government Act, 1894. But they have been advised that the resolution which was passed is insufficient, and that it is requisite that an application by a further resolution should be made. The Town Council were informed of this on the 6th inst.