§ MR. R. T. HERMON-HODGE (Oxon, Henley)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether it is the case that as long ago as September 1895, the Caversham Urban District Council made application for certain powers under the Local Government Act, 1894, to which no definite reply has as yet been made; and, whether it is the intention of the Local Government Board to accede to the request of the Caversham Urban District Council?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
Orders have been issued conferring on the Urban District Council the powers as regards the appointment of Overseers and Assistant Overseers. An Order has been prepared with respect to charities, and has been referred to the Charity Commissioners for their concurrence. The District Council has been informed that the powers of Church wardens as to closed churchyards will be conferred on them, and, as regards certain other powers, the Board before arriving at a decision have communicated with the District Council asking for further information.