HC Deb 07 December 1888 vol 331 c1393
SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether in view of the increasing interest taken in the Orders of the Local Government Board in connection with the Local Government Act, he will have such Orders issued as Parliamentary Papers, so that they can be purchased by the public, or have them published in The Gazette?

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

The only Orders which the Local Government Board have issued under the Local Government Act since the number of County Councillors was fixed for the counties, excepting those which are of very limited local application, are the Orders as to the Returning Officer for the County of London, and as to the persons who are to act as Returning Officers in boroughs divided into wards which are not co-extensive with electoral divisions. The first has been published in The London Gazette; and, as regards the second, publicity has already been given to its provisions; but I will arrange that this shall be published in The London Gazette also. The other Orders have reference to the combination of particular electoral divisions; and full information as to the arrangements will be given in the notices of the elections.