MR. FENWIOK (Northumberland, Wansbeck)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware of the opposition of the ratepayers of Whitley Bay and Monkseaton to the proposal to include these districts within the area of the Port Tyne Sanitary Authority; and whether, in view of the fact that the Urban District Council of Whitley and Monkseaton have already spent large sums of money on sanitation, to provide and equip ample hospital accommodation in order to protect the health of the people, he will take care to protect the inhabitants of these districts from being included in the Port Sanitary area and thereby exposed to the risk of heavier financial burdens.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am aware of the proposal that the Whitley and Monkseaton Urban District should, be included within the limits of jurisdiction of the River Tyne Port Sanitary Authority, and of the opposition to that proposal. A local inquiry on the subject has recently been held by an inspector of the Local Government Board. Upon receipt of his report I will give full consideration to the case before arriving at a decision with regard to it.