HC Deb 25 February 1896 vol 37 cc1086-7
MR. DAVID THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to the fact that Cardiff is one of the chief commercial centres of the world, and that the title of Lord Mayor is not enjoyed by the chief magistrate of any corporate town in the Principality, he will advise Her Majesty to confer that distinction upon the Mayor of Cardiff?


Any application that reaches me on this subject will, I need not say, receive my careful consideration; but the difficulty of distinguishing between the comparative claims of Cardiff and other towns of equal, or even greater, importance would, I think primâ facie, be an objection to acceding to the request.