§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Govern 194 ment Board why the Older for winding up the South Metropolitan School District, which was dissolved by the Board in 1898, has not been issued, all the parties being in agreement.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
It was found necessary to obtain legislation to provide for the transfer of property and other matters consequent upon the dissolution of districts of this kind, and an Act was obtained for the purpose last year. There were still some difficulties as to the transfer of stock belonging to the district in the books of the Bank of England, but an Order has now been made with the concurrence of the Bank which is expected to put an end to these difficulties, and to enable the affairs of the district to be wound up without further delay.