§ *MR. E. STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether a chairman of a parish meeting in a parish having no Parish Council will have to be reelected this year; and whether a parish meeting can elect a vice-chairman?
§ MR. SHAW-LEFEVRE
The first chairman of a parish meeting in a parish having no Parish Council will retire in April 1896. Hence it will not be necessary that a chairman should be elected this year. A parish meeting has no power to elect a vice-chairman.