HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 cc1407-8W

asked the Minister of Health whether or not he has fixed the date upon which he will meet the representatives of the local authorities concerned in the Leeds and Bradford proposed extension schemes; and whether he will be prepared to hear from the deputation that there are special reasons why he should not allow the proposed inquiries to take place?


I have offered to receive a deputation of representatives of the local authorities opposing the extension schemes on Thursday, the 18th November, provided that arrangements can be made for the attendance of representatives of the town councils of Leeds and Bradford. The purpose of the interview is, as I have informed the parties, to discuss the question of reducing the expense of the local inquiries to the narrowest limits possible. I do not think it would be possible to enlarge the scope of the discussion in the sense suggested, having regard to the character of the deputation which I am receiving.