§ Mr. JOHN WARD
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he had received any communication from the Denbigh County Council with reference to the housing of the navvies employed upon the Birkenhead Waterworks at Alwyn Valley; and, if so, could he state the nature of the same?
§ The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Burns)
I have received a communication from the Clerk to the Denbighshire County Council in which he states that, at the meeting of the Birkenhead Waterworks Committee of the Denbighshire County Council held at Wrexham on the 23rd instant, the county main roads surveyor reported that the contractors have at present thirty-five men on their books, that seventeen of them are staying in the contractors' huts, and the remainder living in neighbouring farms, that the present accommodation is for twenty-two men, and that the contractors informed him that this accommodation will he doubled by the end of the month. He 890 adds that the special committee and the county council will sec that the obligation imposed upon the Birkenhead Corporation by Sub-section (15) of Section 28 of the Birkenhead Corporation Water Act, 1907, is complied with.