HC Deb 14 July 1887 vol 317 c774
MR. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he intends to confine the inquiries of the new Boundary Commission to the cases in which unions and other Local Government areas overlap counties, or will extend it to all cases of overlapping areas; and, whether he will consider the advisability of directing the Commissioners to prepare maps showing the various overlapping Poor Law, Highway, Sanitary, and Petty Sessional areas throughout the country, or in specimen counties, so as to provide Parliament with adequate information to deal, next Session, with the question of new Local Government areas?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

It is intended to limit the inquiry by the Boundary Commissioners to cases in which Unions, sanitary districts, and parishes overlap the county boundaries, and where municipal boroughs and urban sanitary districts are not conterminous. It is not at present proposed to direct the Commission to prepare maps of the several areas which, although overlapping each other, do not overlap the county boundary.