HC Deb 05 March 1878 vol 238 cc755-6

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If the Return laid upon the Table of the House on July 27, 1877, showing the contributions made by municipal boroughs in England and Wales towards any county rate or county expenditure, will be distributed to Members before going into Committee on the County Government Bill?


This Return has been for some time in type; but it was found on examination, that much of the information furnished was inaccurate and incomplete. Further inquiries have been made of many of the municipal and parochial officers, and most of the required information has been received. I cannot say that it will be possible to produce the Return before Thursday next; but I hope it will be ready before many days.