§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state why he has refused to place a representative of the Rural District Councils Associations upon his Departmental Motor-Cars Committee; whether, seeing that the Rural District Councils Association represents over 240 rural district councils, he will reconsider his refusal, seeing that the County Councils Association has been given representation.
THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GRANT LAWSON,) Yorkshire, N.R., Thirsk
The Committee has not been formed on the basis of giving representation to associations of local authorities, and no such representation has in fact been given, although I believe that one member of the Committee is also a member of the County Councils Association. I understand that the several associations of county councils, municipal corporations, and rural district 733 councils have given or will give evidence before the Committee, and this is, I think, the proper course and sufficiently meets the case.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY
Do I understand the hon. Gentleman to say that it was only by accident that the County Councils Association was represented.