HC Deb 18 April 1929 vol 227 c388
18. Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Health whether in the negotiations with local authorities under the terms of the Local Government Act as to boundaries, he will lay it down as an indispensable condition that all county, district, or parish islands must be abolished?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)

It would not be proper for me to lay down a condition of this kind as indispensable, but it is one of the objects of the Act to do away with these anomalies, and I hope that proposals for this purpose will be submitted under the Act by the responsible local authorities.

Viscount SANDON

Can there be any legitimate excuse for the existence of these islands?


The excuse is that they are remnants of a state of things which existed a good many years ago.

Viscount SANDON

But that is not now.