§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for the St. Patrick Division of Dublin, I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state how many, and what, local authorities have adopted the model by-laws on tuberculosis issued by the Board; and whether, in the event of the sanitary authority refusing to adopt the model by-laws, there is any means of compelling them to do so.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG, Bristol, S.)
I presume that the 1359 hon. Member has in view the Model Regulations issued by my Department for the guidance of local authorities in framing regulations under the Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milkshops Order of 1885. Since 1899, when the present Model Regulations were issued, 583 series have been made by councils of boroughs and urban and rural districts, and they are for the most part based on the model. I am not empowered to compel local authorities to adopt the Model Regulations if they do not think fit to do so.