HC Deb 21 June 1888 vol 327 cc820-1
MR. CALEB WRIGHT (Lancashire, S.W., Leigh)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If he can inform the House when the Papers showing the number of County Councillors to be elected by the respective County Divisions will be distributed to the Members; and, whether the population of each Division will also be given?

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

The Local Government Bill contemplates that the number of members of the County Council should be fixed by the Local Government Board. Our proposals in this respect have been printed, and a large number of copies placed in the Vote Office, so that any Member may, on application, obtain a copy. The Electoral Divisions are to be determined in the case of a borough returning more than one member by the Town Council of the borough, and in the case of the rest of the county by the Court of Quarter Sessions. Each Electoral Division is to return one member; and until these Divisions have been constituted no particulars can be given with regard to them.