§ 45. Mr. DOUGLAS HALL
asked the Prime Minister whether he can now state the result of the consideration proposed three months ago by the Government to the question of the distinction drawn by Parliament in recent Acts between urban districts and boroughs with an equal population; and if the Government are now prepared to introduce legislation to enact that urban district councils with a like population shall have similar powers conferred upon them to those which have recently been conferred upon boroughs?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
The Government cannot undertake to introduce any general legislation on this subject, but the point will be considered in connection with all proposals conferring powers on local authorities in districts of an urban character.
§ Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
Is there any information in the possession of the Local Government Board as a result of the inquiries by them which can be laid on the Table of the House?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Oh, yes, I have said it will be considered this Session in connection with all proposals conferring powers on local authorities.