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OVERCROWDING REVELATIONS.

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OVERCROWDING REVELATIONS. ¡ Astounding Evidence at Inquiry into Housing Conditions of Connah's Quay. ATTACK ON THE URBAN COUNCIL. Alleged to Have Defied the Wishes of the Public. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD APPEALED TO. "Deplorable State of Affairs" in the Town. THE COUNCIL'S DEFENCE. Overcrowding Admitted: "Not as Serious as Represented." Astonishing details of overcrowding were given at a Local Government Board inquiry into the housing conditions of Connah's Quay, held at the United Methodist Schoolroom on Thursday and Friday eve- nings. There was a large attendance of cl the public each evening. The object of the inquiry, which was conducted by Mr. E. Leonard, was to con- fjider a complaint made under section 10 of the Housing and Town Planning Act, 1909, by four inhabitant householders of the urban district of Connah's Quay, that the Urban Council had failed to exercise their powers under part III. of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, in re- gard to the provision of dwellings for the working classes. The complainants were represented by Mr. F. Llewellyn-Jones, and the Urban Council by their clerk, Mr. T. W. Hughes. The usual statistical information with re- gard to the urban district was given by Mr. Hughes, at the opening of the proceedings.

URBAN COUNCIL'S DEFENCE.

COMPLAINANTS' CASE.

* Feast of St. Winefride.

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