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:.q.:?"'I'OS "'F" -n) qrT,fllTO" I' 1-1 7- QUESTION. WAR COMMITTEE'S RECOMMEN- DATION. I I With a view to economy in county ex- penditure, the War Savings Commtke, appointed by the Breconshire County Council, submitted their report and re- commendations at the last meeting of the Council. The committee were of opinion that for the ensuing financial year reductions in expenditure may be efiected in the police force, in connection with main Toads, ee- | tablishnunt charges, etc. The postpone- ment of the County Council election will mean a saving of -S700. | Mr. David. Powell (chairman of the committee) said he did. not think the rate would be reduced for next year by the reductions they were now making. The automatic increases in salaries, war bonuses, and such expenses would in- crease the cost of the county. They were not to look for any Road Board grants next year. Last year they got j5960 from this source for the maintenance of the main roads-not necessarily for tar-spray- ing, but for improved surfacing. Although they were losing this to the county, they must look upon it from a much broader basis than from the county's standpoint. j Respecting the Gurnos Ward I Mr. Powell said the procedure necessary to carry out the proposal would be at- tended with a good deal of expense, and Yrtradgynlais was now very well looked after by its present representatives. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) He appealed to them to allow this to stand over, at all events, until next year. Mr T. Prosser Jones, Ystradgynlais, said that the Gurnos Ward had no re- presentative, and it was included in the Western Ward of Ystradgynlais, which was by far the largest ward in the county, having about 1;000 elec- I tors. He had been trying to get this matter through for years, for it was the ardent desire of the people of the district to have a re presentative of their own. The increase in the popu- lation of Ystradsrvnlais had been main, ly in this particular area. The neces- sity of the ratepayers should not be overlooked when they were discussing economy. He hoped this additional representation would be brought about at the earliest opportunity. The Chairman agreed, but. under the circumstances said they must see the necessity for postponing the matter for a time. Ystradgynlais had a new alderman to-day. Mr Hugh Uoyd: What is the cost of the inquiry? The Clerk: It all depends upon the opposition. Mr Miller asked whether the Coun- cil could not promise the inquiry in time for the next County Council elec- tions. This matter had been put off and off. but no doubt this was a very inopportune time. He suggested that such steps be taken to insure an in- quiry before another election took place. Mr David Powell: I agree to that. Mr Idris Davies asked further ques- tions as to why an inquiry could not be made now, remarking that Mr Prosser Jones represented 1.000 voters. The Chairman: He does it with credit. (Hear, hear). Mr David Powell: I think we have agreed that steps will be taken to hold an inquiry hefotne another election. Mr Davies: We all know that in these days promises are made to be broken. (Laughter). Hon. R. C. Devereux: Sacrifices must be made. Among the recommendations of the committee was that no further action be taken in this matter at present, so as to save the cost of a Local Governmnt Board Inquiry. After further discussion the report as regards the County Council recommenda- tions were formally adopted.

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