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ALlECA TIONS AT rARGAM r OFFICIALS AFFtGTiB BY STARTLifi SiAiEiYiEfiiS. j Allegations of a serious character were made by Mr. Hees Llewellyn at a meeting cf the Margam District Council on Mon- day afternoon. TheH was a full atten- dance of members, presided over by the chairman, Mr. Richard Evans, J.P. ) Mr. Llewellyn said that since last Mon- day's inquiry he had been obsessed with a sincere desire to comply with the request ci the Council to present a written state- ment, giving definite information as to the charges he formulated at that inquiry. It had entailed a lot of unhappy work, but ho had done it, and he would now present the Council with a written statement which reflected very seriously on the ad- ministrative work of the Council, and very grave irregularities, which, he alleged, had been going on for some years. His allegations affected the whole of the departments, and were so exhaustive that he did not think the Council had sufficient time at its disposal to make a complete investigation, which was necessary to get at the truth. He therefore moved the reso- lution standing in bi", name:â That the Margam Council petition the Local Government Board to hold a com- plete inquiry into the administration of all tbp deDartmentB of the Council and overseers, and that the inquiry should commence at the date the Council was created an Urban District Council. Proceeding, Mr. Llewellyn said he was goirg to read his indictment over to the Council, and wCuld then ask them to sup- port his resolution. The statemect read contained serious allegations against certain officials. Startling Statements. Mr. Henry Davien said that as the Sul)-.I porter to the amendment to continue the inquiry, he seconded the resolution, re- j marking that he did not think the Council i would be domg justice to the ratepayers if they ignored the very startling state- i ments made in Mr. Reos Llewellyn's re- port. The accusations were of such a serious character that unless they could be proved they reflected upon the integrity of the officials and the Council. The Chairman (to Mr. Llewellyn): Are I' you handing in the report you have just read ? Mr. Llewellyn: Yes, if you wish it; but I should like to retain it to make a copy. j I promise you it shall be in the hands og the Clerk by Thursday. Mr. Lowther said the allegations were of such a nature that they must he investigated, but he preferred the Council i, doing it first. If Mr. Llewellyn was not satisfied with the result of the Council's j investigation he could then exercise his; rig-ht to demand a Local Government Board inquiry. Mr. Lipsccmbe supported this sugges- tion, adding that he did not think any officials of the Local Government Board could be spared at the present time to con- duct an inquiry. Mr. Recs Llewellyn tliereform withdrew his resolution, but in subsequent remarks made a specific allegation against the Surveyor. Mr. Hallowrs thought this accusation was of such a serious nature that it de- j manded immediate investigation, and he proposed that the Council resolve itself into committee to thrash the matter out. Mr. John Walters seconded, and the Press and officials were asked to leave the room. We under stand that a. private meeting of the Margam District Council was held on Tuesday evening, when the specific j charge made by Mr. Rees Lleweliyn Nf 4 against the surveyor, Mr. Cox. was irvesh- gated. The Clerk, on Wednesday morning, informed a Herald of Wales" re- porter that the Council, after receiving documentary evidence from Mr. Cox,) found him quite blameless, and exoner-, ated him from the charges made against him. The C-ouncil will next Monday week j .i.nqiri i-e into the whole of the chargas mad <5 by Mr. Rees Llewellyn against the offi-cials. P- 111 â â â â â â

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