HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 c1128

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he has yet received a resolution submitted to the Hove Town Council to the effect that in view of the appeal made by the Government that local authorities should do everything possible to discourage any expenditure during the War period on other than absolutely necessary and urgent work it is the opinion of this council that representations should be made to the Local Government Board or other Government authority on the question of the repainting of houses in Brunswick Square, etc., asking for direction as to whether this may be deferred until next year; and, if so, will he authorise all such works to be postponed for the period of the War?


I have received a communication from the Hove Town Council on this subject. The requirement referred to is a statutory one, and I have no authority to give any directions with respect to it.