HC Deb 24 May 1900 vol 83 cc1109-10
MR. BURT (Morpoth)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has sanctioned the purchase of forty acres of land for £8,000 at Ongar by the Hackney Board of Guardians, on which to build a village community for the children chargeable to that board; and whether, in view of the recommendations of the Departmental Committee, he will decline to permit more than two cottages to be placed in close proximity.


The answer to the first paragraph of the question is in the negative. We have had an application; but the matter is not yet disposed of. With regard to the second paragraph, no definite proposals are before the Local Government Board; but they would no doubt adhere to their usual practice in the matter.