§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will bring to the knowledge of boards of guardians by circular the portions of the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Cottage Homes Bill which can be carried out under the existing law; and what portions of the Report would need legislation.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. CHAPLIN, Lincolnshire,) Sleaford
The Report of the Select Committee referred to was only delivered a few days since, and the evidence taken by the Committee has not yet been issued. I am considering the Report, but I am not at present in a position to say what course should be adopted with regard to it. Legislation would apparently be required to give effect to some at least of the recommendations, but the question of legislation is 1003 not urgent, for in any case it could not be attempted this session.