§ MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board, in the event of the Bill postponing the County Council Elections until 8th March passing into law in its present form, what will be the position of those divisions in which vacancies have occurred, and may occur, within six months prior to the 1st November next, and in which, under the existing law, vacancies would not be filled up?
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's
When the Bill referred to has become law any vacancies in the office of County Councillor which have occurred, or which may occur, more than six months before the 8th of March may, under the Bill as it now stands, be filled up. I think this may cause some inconvenience, and I shall be quite prepared to consider any amendment by which vacancies will not be filled until the new election.