HL Deb 25 July 1898 vol 62 c1024

Motion made and question put— That clause 25 stand part of the Bill.


Upon this clause I should like to call the attention of the Committee to sub-section (a). Your Lordships have just decided that there ought to be two district councillors elected for each constituency. Well, now, it is proposed further to enact that the district council itself may choose from qualified persons not more than three, who shall be additional councillors. It is to create a sort of inferior kind of alderman, as I understand it; and after the very full representation, which your Lordships have given to each electoral district, this sub-section becomes unnecessary.


I shall consider carefully before Report whether the decision which your Lordships have arrived at, to give two members to each constituency, would make any change desirable here.

Agreed to.

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