§ MR. J. WILLIAMS (Glamorganshire, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received any notification from the Pontardawe Rural District Council of the reappointment of Dr. Griffiths Griffiths, of Pontardawe, as medical officer of health for the western division of this union; whether he has received a memorial signed by eleven members of the rural district council protesting against Dr. Griffith's reappointment for reasons stated therein; and whether he will suspend the confirmation of the appointment and make such inquiries as to the grounds upon which those reasons have been stated as are necessary in the case.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
I have received the notification of Dr. Griffith's reappointment and also the memorial referred to in the Question. I propose to direct an inquiry to be held before I arrive at a decision as to sanctioning the reappointment.