§ MR. W. P. SINCLAIR (Falkirk, &c.)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if it is within the powers of the Boundary Commissioners appointed under "The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889," when inquiring into the circumstances of parishes which have no detached parts, to detach a portion of the parish for the purpose of adding it to another parish, or whether the reference to the alteration of boundaries in Section 49 of this Act refers only to such parishes as have detached parts?
§ MR. J. P. B. ROBERTSON
I would rather not make abstract statements on a subject on which the Boundaries Commissioners are at present dealing with individual cases. I may say, however, that where a parish which has no detached parts is situated in more than one county the Boundary Commissioners are empowered to detach a portion of it and add it to another parish, so as to secure that a parish shall not be in more than one county.