§ MR. R. W. HANBURY
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what are the powers of the Board with regard to the erection or closing of cellar bakehouses; whether any licence is required before opening an underground bakehouse; whether such a bakehouse has to be registered within a definite time after opening; and, if so, whether registration is made conditional upon the fitness of the premises; and, what are the rules as to the inspection of such bakehouses, and how often are they inspected?
§ MR. SHAW-LEFEVRE
The Local Government Board have no powers with regard to the erection or closing of cellar bakehouses, and I am not aware that such a bakehouse has either to be licensed or registered. Sanitary authorities in London and District Councils elsewhere have for the purposes of their duties with respect to bakehouses powers of inspection and entry, but it rests with them to determine when inspections shall be made. The Local Government Board have no power to prescribe rules on the subject.