HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2887W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland where provision is made in the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, whereby a burgh with a population of 20,000 or upwards, created since the passing of the Act, must have had that population within burgh police boundaries in 1921, and not within the police boundaries thereof, such as they were in 1921 or may be at the date when the burgh is created, according to the census of 1921; and where, in consequence, power is denied him to frame regulations under Section 70 (1) (b) of the Act, similar to those framed by his Department in 1934 in favour of small burghs, to enable such a burgh to function properly as a large burgh, when, under Section 70 (1) (b), he may make these regulations, if required, consequent upon any alteration of authorities or boundaries?

Mr. Elliot

I am afraid that there is nothing I can add to the statement of the statutory position in regard to the formation of burghs and the question of making regulations as to grant adjustments given in my replies to previous questions by my hon. Friend on this subject.