§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities with a population of 5,000 or under where a penny rate produces less than £100; the number with a population of 2,000 or under where a penny rate produces £20 or less; and what machinery is laid down in the Local Government Bill for reviewing and altering the boundaries?
§ Sir K. WOOD
On 1st April, 1927, there were in England and Wales 430 rating areas (boroughs, urban districts and rural districts) with a population of 5,000 or less where a penny rate produced less than £100, and 39 areas (included in the 430 mentioned above) with a population of 2,000 or less where a penny rate produced £20 or less. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to Clauses 39 to 42 of the Local Government Bill.