§ MR. J. H. JOHNSTONE (Sussex, Horsham)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if, at the annual meeting of the Parish Council, the election of chairman and appointment of overseers, being the first business under Part II. Rule (3), of the First Schedule to The Local Government Act, 1894, the reading and signing of the Minutes of the last meeting are to be postponed until the chairman is elected and the overseers appointed; and, if the term of office of a vice chairman, ejected at the first meeting of a parish council, expires at the annual meeting.
§ MR. SHAW LEFEVRE
I have no authority to determine the points raised in the question, but it appears to me that it is not necessary that at the annual meeting of a Parish Council the reading and signing of the Minutes of 1156 the last meeting should be postponed until the chairman of the Parish Council is elected and the overseers are appointed. I am advised that the term of office of the vice chairman would not expire at the annual meeting, unless he was only appointed up to that date.