§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked if the First Commissioner of Works has received representations from the Yorkshire Builders' Federation alleging unreasonable requests made by clerks of works; whether such allegations have been investigated; and whether the result was to uphold the vigilance of the clerks of works against whom the complaints were advanced?
Mr. DUDLEY WARD
Representations have been made by the Yorkshire Builders' Federation as indicated, and the allegations are being investigated, but owing to the extent of the inquiries it has not been found possible at present to furnish a reply to the Federation. In the meantime, however, an arrangement has been made with the Federation whereby any new com- 1799 plaint is to be reported direct to the Commissioners, who will deal with it apart from the original complaints.