§ Mr. LANSBURY
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether for some years past the Corporation of Birmingham, in carrying on their gas undertaking, instead of dealing with the moneys forming the sinking fund as directed by their Gas Acts, have used the same for other purposes; whether his Board has required the corporation to replace such moneys in the sinking fund; whether such moneys have been so replaced, and at what rates and to what extent; and whether such sinking fund is now in order and invested as required by law?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
Twelve years ago the Local Government Board drew the attention of the Corporation of Birmingham to the fact that certain moneys belonging to the Gas Sinking Fund were not invested, but were being used in an unauthorised manner. As a result, the matter was put right, and I am not aware of any repetition of the irregularity.