§ 108. Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he will again consider the advisability of providing for a general in- 343 stead of a partial election of local authorities this year, in view of the fact that the election of all members would have a stimulating effect at this period of reconstruction?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Major Astor)
The only elections of local authorities which remain to be held this year are those of Metropolitan Borough Councils and the Town Councils of Municipal Boroughs. The former all retire together. Legislation would be necessary to provide for the election of all Town Councillors this year, and my right hon. Friend is considering the matter.