HC Deb 20 February 1879 vol 243 cc1509-10

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether there is in his Department information which would enable him to lay upon the Table of the House the following Return, viz.—Return in respect of each county in England and Wales, in the shape of a map, showing the boundaries of the urban and rural sanitary districts, or parts thereof within the county; also showing the boundaries of all unions being wholly or partly within the county; together with an index for each county of all such districts and parts of districts and unions, referring to numbers on the map, with the population thereof respectively as near as can be ascertained; and, whether he can provide the Return before the day on which the County Boards Bill may be set down for Second Reading?


Sir, there is, no doubt, much information in the Department which would be available for the preparation of such a Return and map; but it would be a work of considerable time, labour, and expense, that I cannot at present promise it shall be undertaken. I have, however, recently given instructions for a revised list of unions and constituent parishes, and will see if it is possible to add any further information such as would meet, to some extent, the wish expressed by the right hon. Gentleman; but I could not undertake that it shall be available before the second reading of the County Boards Bill.