§ MR. DRAGE (Derby)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, having regard to the fact that under the Acts with regard to the housing of the working classes as they now stand no debate on the administration of the Acts can now take place on the Estimates of the Local Government Board, except on the narrow question of audit, whether, as the Bill now before the House as amended in Committee renders it doubtful whether such discussion is possible on the Estimates, he will insert on the Report stage provisions under which it may be possible for the administration of these Acts to be discussed annually on the Estimates of the Local Government Board.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. CHAPLIN,) Lincolnshire, Sleaford
Even if the proposal of my hon. friend were necessary or practicable for the purpose he has in view, I should not be in order in moving clauses on the subject without notice; but I am not aware that there is anything in the Bill to render it doubtful whether a discussion on the administration of the Housing of the Working Classes Acts is possible on the Estimates of the Local Government Board. That, however, is, I think, a matter for the Chairman of Committees to decide.