§ Mr. CLYNES
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention had been drawn to the fact that the Flixton Parish Council failed to carry out, contrary to the Local Government Act, a resolution of a parish meeting held in March, 1909, with respect to filling a vacancy on the council; whether he has received a further resolution from a parish meeting on 13th October, 1910, calling for an inquiry into the administration of local affairs; and whether, in view of the petitions of electors, he can intervene to secure that effect shall be given to the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1894?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
I am advised that the resolution of the parish meeting referred to is not binding on the parish council. I received a petition asking for an inquiry into the management of the affairs of the parish, but I am not empowered to direct any such general inquiry to be held.