MR. O'GEADY (Leeds, E.)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether an application has been received from the urban district council of Chiswick for sanction to appoint a distress committee; and whether his Board is prepared to grant the application.
(Answered by Mr. John Bums.) I have received an application in the sense referred to in the Question. As the district council have arranged contracts for the execution of works estimated at cost in the aggregate over £26,000, all of which will contain a clause that local labour shall be employed, I have suggested that the question of 1632 establishing a distress committee might be deferred.