HC Deb 20 December 1915 vol 77 cc29-30

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will consider the advisability of calling a conference of representatives of all local authorities in the London area with a view to effecting economies in the cost of administration?


My right hon. Friend has throughout, in his position as President of the Local Government Board, used every endeavour to promote economy in the cost of local administration, but he is not sure that the suggestion of the hon. Member is one which would be likely to give very satisfactory results in practice. If, however, he has evidence of a general feeling that such a conference would be of advantage, he would be glad to do anything in his power to bring one about.