§ MR. FIRTH (Dundee)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the "officers of the Central Criminal Court," mentioned in section 23, sub-section (k.) of the Local Government Bill, include the Recorder, Common Serjeant, and Commissioner; and, what are the authorities of the Metropolitan Board of Works to incur costs mentioned in section 37, subsection (3)?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
, in reply, said, that the term "officers of the Central Criminal Court," was not intended to include the Recorder, Common Serjeant, and Commissioner. The authority referred to was conferred on the Metropolitan Board of Works by the Metropolitan Management Act, the Acts amending the same, and numerous other Acts. The Metropolitan Board of Works had no power to rate the City under the Artizans' Dwellings Act; the authority for administering which in the City was the Commissioners of Sewers. The City was also not rateable for the administration of the Cattle Plague Acts, for explosives, offensive trades, and slaughter houses.