§ MR. P. A. TAYLOR
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the Government contemplate the introduction of a measure to facilitate the extension of Borough Boundaries for Municipal and Sanitary purposes; and, if not, whether the Government is willing to recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the subject?
The matter is one of considerable difficulty, in consequence of the political considerations incidentally mixed up with it, and the Government have not yet had sufficient time to consider whether it would be practicable or desirable to effect an extension of borough boundaries, otherwise than by local Acts. At the same time, it is very desirable from a sanitary point of view that further facilities should be given for this purpose, and attention shall be given to the subject during the Recess. The information at present available will probably be found sufficient to enable the Government to arrive at a decision; and it does not, therefore, at present appear necessary to recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the matter.