HC Deb 15 May 1902 vol 108 cc356-7
MR. TOLLEMACHE (Cheshire, Eddisbury)

To ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the loss and inconvenience caused to dairy farmers owing to the manner in which urban authorities occasionally use their powers in connection with the milk supply in their respective districts; whether he is aware that a clause enabling a farmer, who can prove unfair treatment by an urban authority, to recover compensation has been introduced into several local Acts, among others into the Leeds Corporation Act, 1901, and The Brighton Corporation Act, 1901; and, seeing that a similar clause dealing with infectious diseases has been introduced into the London County Council Bill of this session, whether he will, in conjunction with the Local Government Board, endeavour to secure the insertion of similar clauses into all future Bills promoted by focal authorities.

(Answer.) My answer to both Questions is in the affirmative.—(Board of Agriculture.)