§ MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he proposes to make any provision in the Local Government Bill for supplying the vacancies which will be left on the Assessment Committees of the various Boards of Guardians by the removal of ex officio Guardians throughout the country?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. H. H. FOWLER,) Wolverhampton, E.
The Union Assessment Committee Act, 1862, requires that the Guardians shall, at the first meeting after the annual election, appoint from among themselves any number, not fewer than six nor more than 12, to be a committee, consisting partly of ex officio and partly of elective Guardians, as the Assessment Committee of the Union. The place of ex officio Guardians will in future be taken by elective Guardians, and there seems to be no necessity for any further provision on the subject.