54. Mr. CHANCELLOR
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, before sanctioning the scheme for sewage disposal of the Crediton Urban District Council, he will consider the cheaper alternative scheme which has been before the council, and also ascertain the suitability of other land in the district and the value of the same as compared with the price asked for the 61 acres which the owner insists on the council taking and which exceeds by 56 acres the total area required for the purpose of the scheme?
§ Mr. BURNS
I have given the whole matter very careful consideration, as I had grave doubts whether the loan for which the Crediton Urban District Council have applied could properly be sanctioned. Looking, however, to the position created by the local Act of 1836, I am advised that sanction ought not to be withheld. I am accordingly sanctioning the loan, subject to the following conditions: (1) That the Urban District Council will obtain a full discharge from the vendor of all his rights under the local Act, so far as they affect the sewage disposal question; (2) That the Board are given an undertaking by the district council that any portion of the land not required for sewage disposal purposes will be sold as soon as reasonably possible.