§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, with regard to the acquisition by parish councils of land by compulsory purchase in proceedings under the Allotment Acts, whether it is the case that a large amount of work has been thrown upon the Local Government Board in prescribing by order the details of the procedure with regard to preliminary notices, local inquiry, and many such matters; whether orders were made after much consideration prescribing the adaptations of the Allotments Acts, and, in the case of compulsory hiring of land for allotments, the adaptation of the Lands Clauses Acts; and in how many cases, since the issue of the series of Orders in May 1885 to every parish, district, and county council, the provisions thus carefully considered have been put in force with regard to the compulsory purchase of land, and in how many with regard to the compulsory hiring of land for allotments?
§ MR. CHAPLIN
The answer to the first and second Questions is in the affirmative. No Order for compulsory purchase of land for allotments, under Section 9 of the Local Government Act 1894, has been deposited for confirmation with the Local Government Board. As regards Orders for compulsory hiring of land for allotments, 27 in all have been deposited with the Board. Of these, 12 have been con finned, 2 have been disallowed, 6 have been found invalid, 1 has been allowed to drop, and 6 are under consideration.