HC Deb 20 June 1867 vol 188 c176

said, he wished to know, Whether, as there was a difference of opinion in regard to the counties proposed to be subdivided, the Chancellor of the Exchequer would be willing to refer this subject to the Boundary Commissioners?


Sir, the hon. Member is doubtless aware that since the Chairman last reported progress I have laid on the Table the Clause which describes the powers of the Boundary Commissioners, and the hon. Baronet will find that under that Clause the Commissioners have the power of effecting the subdivision to which he refers. Perhaps the House will allow me to read the names of the Boundary Commissioners. We propose that there shall be seven Boundary Commissioners, whose names shall be included in the Clause. They are—Lord Viscount Eversley; Mr. Walter, recently a Member of this House; Mr. Bramston, also recently a Member of this House; Sir John Duckworth, formerly a Member of this House; the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. Bouverie); the Recorder of London (Mr. Russell Gurney); and Lord Penrhyn.