§ MR. HIGHAM (Yorkshire, W.R., Sowerby)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will consider the advisability of giving to county councils the power to order the printing of the registers in street order, instead of in alphabetical order, where it is found that such a procedure would be advisable, and so lessen the amount of work which is at present thrown upon candidates and their workers in many elections in county divisions.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JOHN BURNS,) Battersea
County councils can already give directions in this matter so far as regards any borough or urban district, which is co-extensive with an electoral division of a Parliamentary county. There would be some difficulty in giving effect to the arrangement proposed as respects rural parishes, but I will take note of the suggestion of my hon. friend.