HL Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c219

, in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said that it referred to a number of cases in which Burial Boards had been constituted for areas which included several parishes. Although, under the Local Government Act of 1874 provision was made for these cases, there were a number of small matters with regard to their regulation which required to be made clear. One of these was that any expenses incurred in carrying out the purposes for which the Board was constituted should be determined by the County Council, in default of agreement among the various local authorities. Another point had reference to the consent which was necessary for the Board to receive before borrowing money. Under the ordinary law, the County Council and the Local Government Board were both empowered to give the authority. This Bill confined the power to the Local Government Board.

Read 2a (according to Order); Committee negatived: Then (Standing Orders No. XXXIX. and XLV. having been suspended) Bill Read 3a, and passed.