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Rhymney Valley Notes I Labour Seat Vacant. Bedwellty Urban District Council met on Tuesday. The seat of Mr. J. S. Beaver was de- clared vacant owing to his non-attendance. The Vacancy thus created is a Labour .seat. New Wards. The boundary of the C-efn Forest Ward (or, Peiigam Garden Village) was decided upon, comprising; of j14 acres with a population of 3,200. by the Bedwellty Council on Tuesday. and Phillipstown, 215 acres, with a population of :2,400. It was also decided to seal the coun- terpart-lease with the Powell-Duffryn Co. with regard to the park adjoining Pengam Garden Village. Labour and Food Control. During discussion on the appointment of Labour members to Food Control Committees Air. Lewis Lewis stated at Tuesday's meeting of the Bedwellty Council that of 25,000 such re- presentatives in the country only 3,000 were properly Labour men, and he challenged the council to state that one of the members of the local committee was elected by a Labour organi- sation. He understood, that the Commissioner had stated that the additional three members should be elected by the trades councils. He moved the resolution of the Council appointing three additional Labour members on the Bed- wellty Food Control Committee should be res- cinded, this having been passe d in defiance of the names submitted b.v the New Tredegar Trades Council and the Blackwood Womèn's Labour League. An amendment was put forward to defer the matter. until the next meeting so as to ascertain the view of the one mem ber of the three chosen who had taken office. The amendment was carried.

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