HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 c523
65. Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health in what rural districts and parishes in rural districts urban powers have been granted under the Public Health and Local Government Acts in the last five years; the population and rateable value of the areas concerned; and any available information as to the cost to a local authority of obtaining such powers?

Sir K. Wood

Urban powers are granted in a considerable number of cases, and I will send the hon. Member particulars of typical instances. The cost of obtaining such powers is negligible.