§ MR. GOULDING (Wiltshire, Devizes)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that anxiety prevails in the districts of the Ogbournes, Wilts, with regard to the pending proposals for the new water supply of Swindon; and, seeing that the terms of the draft Provisional Order have not been communicated to the Marlborough Rural District Authority, and having regard to the public principle and local interests involved in the scheme, whether the Local Government Board will undertake that ample notice shall be given by advertisement and otherwise, of any subsequent proceedings.
§ MR. GRANT LAWSON
I have received an application from the Town Council of Swindon for the Provisional Order referred to by my hon. friend, and I have directed that a local inquiry shall be held on the 11th instant by two of the Inspectors of the Local Government Board. Due notice of the inquiry has been given by advertisements and posters, and it will be open to any person interested to attend and be heard at the inquiry.