§ Mr. LANE-FOX
asked the President of the Local Government Board on what ground he is now prepared to recommend the inclusion of large rural areas in the borough of Leeds which were not allowed by the Local Government Board in 1904, seeing that no large building extension of Leeds has been in the direction dealt with; whether the same inspector reported on both occasions; and whether, therefore, his report on the second occasion entirely contradicted the earlier one?
§ Mr. BURNS
The circumstances have changed materially since 1904, although there has been no large building extension of the city. The same inspector did report on each occasion, and he reported the facts as he found them and the evi- 1435W dence given. The reports of the inspector were made for the information of the Board, and these reports have always been treated by my predecessor and myself as confidential documents. I think it would be inadvisable that I should enter into the question of their contents.