MR. HERBERT (Buckinghamshire, Wycombe)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, having regard to the fact that the Eton Rural District Council has obtained the sanction of his Department for the loan necessary to purchase the land for the treatment of the sewage under its proposed drainage scheme, and that a conditional contract has been entered into for the execution of the main work, he is now prepared to sanction the loan for the main work, which would give employment to the many men now out of work.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) Some points in connection with the scheme† See (4) Debates, cliii., 1241.1230 formed the subject of an interview, on Friday last, between officers of the Local Government Board and the engineers employed by the district council. These points have now been settled and the loan will be sanctioned at once.