HC Deb 06 April 1937 vol 322 cc41-2W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, where provision now exists under the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, for the formation of new small burghs, apart from Regulation 2, etc., in the Statutory Rules and Orders made by his Department on 5th June, 1934, under Section 70 (1) (b) of the Act; whether he is aware that no provision is made in the same Act for the formation of new large burghs now, and there are other types of burghs under Section 4 (4) of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, with less than 20,000 of a population to be provided for as small burghs under the Act than simply police burghs?

Mr. Elliot

Provision for the creation of new burghs is contained not in the Act of 1929 or the regulations referred to, but in the Burgh Police (Scotland) Acts. Apart from the procedure laid down by those Acts, the only way in which a new burgh can be created at this date is by legislation.