HC Deb 17 July 1929 vol 230 cc468-9W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received letters from members of the legal profession and from the Great Bookham Parish Council and Ratepayers' Association protesting against the conduct of one of his inspectors at a local government inquiry at Great Bookham on 18uh June; and whether, seeing that the inspector refused to allow the adjournment for luncheon and then adjourned the proceedings sine die, at great cost to the local ratepayers, because the members of the legal profession engaged in the inquiry ordered refreshments to be brought in to be consumed while the evidence was being continued, and that he made an inspection of the area affected in company with the experts of only one of the parties to the inquiry, he will inquire into the matter and say what steps he proposes to take as to the personnel of the hearing officer at any resumption of the inquiry and as to the costs lost by the adjournment ordered by the inspector?


I have received the letters, and the matter is now under my consideration.