HC Deb 01 March 1912 vol 34 cc1790-1W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the Board instruct an inspector of the Board, when presiding at a local public inquiry on an appeal under The Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, that he has the right to administer an oath to the witnesses giving evidence on the inquiry; and if so, by what authority?


The power to administer an oath is given by Section 21 of the Poor Law Amendment Act, 1847, as applied by Section 296 of the Public Health Act, 1875, and Section 85 of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890.