HC Deb 14 March 1876 vol 227 cc2010-1

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he proposes this Session to introduce a Bill to amend the Law relating to the enlargement or alteration of the boundaries of Municipal Boroughs, with the view of enabling them to be enlarged or altered for all purposes by Provisional Order, subject to confirmation by Parliament, in the same manner that the boundaries of certain urban sanitary districts may now be extended or altered?


, in reply, said, it was not the intention of the Government to deal with this question with the view of enabling the boundaries to be enlarged or altered by Provisional Orders. There was a great difference between enlarging the boundaries of urban sanitary districts and enlarging the boundaries of municipal boroughs. The boundaries of municipal boroughs were settled by a regular Commission, and they must take care that they did not interfere with, the Parliamentary-representation of the boroughs simply by Provisional Order.