§ MR. DUNCAN (Yorkshire, W.R., Otley)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state what number of orders have been made by the Local Government Board awarding cost to promoters and officials, respectively, of schemes promoted by local authorities for the creation of county boroughs or the alteration of Local Government boundaries; and on what principles such orders are made.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I understand that the information which the hon. Member desires is as to the number of orders issued by my Department awarding costs to promoters and opponents, respectively, of schemes of the kind referred to in the Question. No such orders have been issued.