HC Deb 19 December 1912 vol 45 cc1721-2W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in order to secure a bettor classification of the chargeable poor within the city of Manchester, and a better general and more economical administration of the Poor Laws within the said area, a uniform method of assessment for poor rate purposes, and a unification of the city rates, the Local Government Board will issue an Order, under the powers conferred upon them by the Poor Law Acts, dissolving the existing Poor Law administrative areas of the Prestwich Union and the townships of Manchester and South Manchester, and altering the boundaries of the township of Manchester so as to include the existing townships of North and South Manchester, and forming such township into one Poor Law administrative area, or, in the alternative, forming a new Poor Law Union to comprise the townships of Failsworth and Prestwich and the newly-created township of Manchester?


I have received representations from the guardians and overseers of South Manchester that an Order should be issued an indicated in the question, and I have the matter under my consideration.