HL Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c180

It shall be lawful for the Board, upon written application by a parish council or ten or more persons interested, or upon the report of any of the inspecting officers of the Board, to inquire into the sanitary condition of any district or part of a district, and for this purpose the Board are hereby empowered to make inquiries, and require answers or returns to be made to the Board upon any question or matter connected with or relating to the purposes of this Act, and also by a summons, signed by one of their number or by the secretary, to require the attendance of all such persons as they may think fit to call before them upon any such question or matter, and to administer oaths to and examine upon oath all such persons, and to require and enforce the production upon oath of all books, contracts, agreements, accounts, and writings, or copies thereof respectively, in anywise relating to any such question or matter.

Amendment made: Leave out "or more persons interested," and insert "ratepayers."—(Lord Balfour.)

Clause 7 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 8,—