HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc611-2W
Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health whether he will introduce legislation to provide that parish meetings or parish councils shall be empowered to provide a parish pound for straying sheep or cattle?

Mr. Elliot

Under the existing law I can confer the necessary powers on rural district councils in respect of the whole or part of their districts. I have no evidence which suggests that parish councils or parish meetings themselves desire these powers.