§ MR. SAUNDERS (Newington, Walworth)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the number of parishes affected by the Local Government Bill, distinguishing those with populations under 500, under 200, and under 100?
§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
The number of the parishes and parts of parishes in rural sanitary districts which will be affected by the Local Government Bill is 13,235."Of these, 8,862 have a population of less than 500, and 4,423 of less than 200. I am unable to give the precise number of parishes with a less population than 100. These figures are taken from a Return dated July 7 last (No. 315), which was moved for by my hon. Friend the Member for East Somerset.