HC Deb 17 April 1888 vol 324 c1487
SIR HENRY TYLER (Great Yarmouth)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he will have any objection to reduce the numbers stated in Clause 10, section 2, of the Local Government Bill from 50,000 to 45,000 as regards the boroughs or urban districts to be constituted by the County Councils as separate Licensing Divisions, in order that the nine boroughs specially affected in that respect may not be excluded; and, whether he will take into special consideration the question of boroughs—such as Great Yarmouth, Wigan, Hastings, and Barrow—which were in 1881 under 50,000, but are now about 50,000 or above it, and will recognize the unfairness of tacking on neighbouring villages to such boroughs to form Licensing Districts?

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

I am afraid I can only say that if, when the clause referred to in the Local Government Bill is reached in Committee, an Amendment is moved to the effect of that suggested, the Government will be prepared to give the proposal their consideration.