HC Deb 22 March 1929 vol 226 cc2014-5

"Section two hundred and thirty-six of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882 (which contains provisions as to the publication of notices and correspondence with respect to the approval of sales, loans, and other financial arrangements proposed to be effected by certain councils) shall cease to have effect."


The effect of this Amendment is to repeal Section 236 of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, which is really obsolete and which deals with the affixing to a town hall of certain notices and also of certain correspondence, for purposes of publicity. The House may be aware that under the Public Health Act of 1875 a town council, in such circumstances, can pass a resolution which goes to the Minister, and the Minister on re- ceipt of the resolution may, if he thinks it desirable to do so, order a public inquiry, and of that inquiry full advertisement is given. It has been represented to us by the municipal corporations that this section of the Municipal Corporations Act does not give any effective help to-day and involves a rather unnecessary and wasteful procedure. People do not look for these notices at the town hall and are more likely to see notices which appear in the newspapers.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 46, line 42, at the end, insert: