HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 c1632
MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton, W.)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is in receipt of an application from the borough of Stoke-on-Trent for sanction to create a distress committee; whether two previous applications have been made and sanction has been refused; and whether, in view of the desire prevalent in Stoke for a distress committee, he is prepared to grant the present application.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I have not hitherto seen my way to establish a distress committee in the borough of Stoke-on-Trent. I have now a renewed application from the town council before me which I am considering.