HC Deb 01 November 1909 vol 12 cc1483-4

If the council of a county on the complaint of the parish council or parish meeting of any parish comprised in any rural district in the county, or of any four inhabitant householders of that district, after holding a local inquiry, are satisfied that the rural district council have failed to exercise their powers under Part III. of the principal Act in cases where those powers ought to have been exercised, the county council may resolve that the powers of the district council for the purposes of that Part be transferred to the county council with respect either to the whole district or to any parish in the district, and these powers shall be transferred accordingly, and, subject to the provisions of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1900, and this Act, Section sixty-three of the Local Government Act, 1894, shall apply as if the powers had been transferred under that Act.

Lords Amendments: Leave out "If" ["If the council of a county"], and insert "Where a complaint is made to," and leave out "on the complaint of" ["on the complaint of the parish council"], and insert "by."

Leave out "of" ["of any four inhabitant householders"] and insert "by."

After "district" ["householders of that district"], insert "the county council may cause a public local inquiry to be held, and if"; and leave out "a local inquiry" ["holding a local inquiry"], and insert "such an inquiry the county council."

House agreed with Lords Amendments.