§ Mr. A. H. SCOTT
asked the President of the Local Government Board if his Department is in possession of a record of the amount of land now possessed by local authorities, and the income they derive from it, apart from the land acquired under the Allotments and Small Holdings Act; and, if not, if he can take steps to obtain the information and to issue it as a Parliamentary Paper.
§ Mr. BURNS
No record of the kind suggested at present exists, and the preparation of a special Parliamentary Return on the subject would involve considerable difficulty. I may mention that the local authorities who have power to acquire land number many thousands, and that the purposes for which they may acquire land are very numerous.