SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derbyshire, Ilkeston)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can state when the Return, Local Authorities (Acquisition of Land), granted on 8th July last year, is likely to be issued.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) There is a good deal of difficulty in obtaining the information required for a Return of tins kind, and in the present case it has been necessary to communicate with more than 9,000 authorities. Some of them, have not yet furnished the requisite particulars, although repeated applications have been made to them. The Return is, however, in a forward state, and will be issued at the earliest date practicable.