§ 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.