§ * MR. J. WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the Reports, of the 27th July and the 3rd August last, of the inquiry at Hayes by two of the Board's inspectors in reference to a loan to meet excess expenditure on works of sewerage and sewage disposal, and to the proceedings of the engineers to the scheme, as disclosed in those Reports; and whether he will say what action he intends to take in the matter.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS
I have seen the reports in the Sanitary Record of the dates mentioned relative to the inquiry at Hayes, and I understand that it is to these reports that the Question refers. After the inquiry I caused a letter to be sent to the Urban District Council as to various matters arising out of it.
§ * MR. J. WARD
Has the right hon. Gentleman any objection to laying on the Table Papers connected with this business?