HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 c446
MR. BRUNNER (Cheshire, Northwich)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the Local Government Bill will interfere with the right of appointing representation upon the Board of Improvement Commissioners now enjoyed by the University at Cambridge and by the Manchester Ship Canal Company at Runcorn?

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

With regard to Cambridge, the Council of the borough are not at present the Urban Sanitary Authority; and it will be necessary that the case should be dealt with by a Provisional Order under Clause 55 of the Bill. It will depend upon the provisions of that Order, which will require the confirmation of Parliament, whether the University will be specially represented on the District Council. The Bill does not contemplate that in the case of Runcorn the Manchester Ship Canal Company should have the right of appointing members of the District Council.