§ MR. J. G. TALBOT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to various schemes of the London School Board for building new schools in the district of Bethnal Green, whereby a number of the dwellings of the working classes are to be removed; and whether sufficient accommodation has been provided for the persons so displaced; if not, whether he will take steps to ensure the enforcement of the law.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. WHITE RIDLEY, Lancs., Blackpool)
I am afraid that my right hon. friend's question is hardly definite enough to enable me to give a precise reply; but I am informed by the London School Board that in dealing with houses occupied by the labouring classes they have on all occasions paid due regard to the provisions of the Acts under which they are empowered to purchase such houses, and certainly I am not aware of any contraventions of the law in this respect.
§ SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY
If any information is forwarded to me, I shall be pleased to communicate with the authorities.