HC Deb 13 September 1887 vol 321 c475
MR. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If local inquiries will be held by the Assistant Commissioner under the new Local Government Boundaries Act in every case where the boundaries of Unions overlap those of counties; if proper notice will be given of such inquiries by advertisement in the local newspapers; and, if the public will have a right to be present and give evidence at such inquiries?

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

It will rest with the Commissioners appointed by the Act to determine as to the arrangements in connection with local inquiries as regards the overlapping of the county boundaries by Unions. The Commissioners will, no doubt, provide for local inquiries being held wherever they deem it necessary, and that notice should be given of the inquiries before they are held.