HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 c673

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If the Government are prepared to deal, in reference to Parliamentary Representation, with the isolated and detached parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire, included in the first column to Schedule (M) of statute 2 and 3 Will. 4, c. 64, and not attached by that Act to the county in which they are locally situate, by referring the anomalous position of those parts to a Committee to report as to the Parliamentary Division to which these isolated and detached parts of counties should be attached, with a view to the recommendations of such Committee being embodied in a supplemental Bill to be introduced this Session; and, whether the Government propose to rectify the anomalies referred to in any other way?


The case to which the hon. Member alludes, although a very inconvenient one, is far from being the only case of the kind. The matter has been under consideration; but so many difficult points have arisen that it was considered desirable to leave it until a Local Government Bill should be introduced. But if the local Members have any scheme to submit, I shall be very glad to consider it. As, however, the local Members are all on one side of the House, it would be only fair that they should consult some of the local leaders of the Liberal Party.