§ MR. HEYWOOD JOHNSTONE
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether it is necessary that a Parish Council should have a common seal before they can insist upon a transfer to them of parish property, being capital money now invested in the name of the churchwardens; and what steps a Parish Council should take to obtain such a transfer, when the bank at which the churchwardens' account has been kept refuses to make the transfer, on the ground that a Parish Council being a corporate body have no common seal?
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
The fact that the Parish Council have no common seal is immaterial. The hon. Member will see by referring to Section 3, Subsection 9, of the Local Government Act, that that is expressly provided. I would suggest that the attention of the bank should be drawn to this provision.