§ MR. T. R. LEUTY () Leeds, E.
I beg to ask the Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board whether he 634 has taken any steps to ascertain the feeling of the local authorities of England and Wales as to the provisions of the Local Officers' Superannuation Bill; and if he has, will he inform the House with what result?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
The Local Government Board have not taken any steps to ascertain the views of the local authorities in England and Wales as to the provisions of the Bill mentioned. There are many thousands of such authorities with whom it would have been necessary to communicate for that purpose, and the Board have not seen any reason for adopting the unusual course of asking the authorities for their views as to the Measure.