§ Mr. BENNETT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the complaints of the local authorities in the Midlands against the manner in which the control of the cleansing of the main dykes and streams in the county is administered by the Court of Sewers, a body over whom there is no supervision and from whose decision there is no appeal; and whether he will consider holding an inquiry into the whole matter?
I am not aware of complaints by local authorities generally as to the manner in which the work falling to be done by Courts of Sewers is administered, and I do not consider that any useful purpose would be served by holding an inquiry. If my hon. Friend will furnish me with information regarding maladministration on the part of any particular Court of Sewers, I will consider whether I can take any useful action