HC Deb 13 July 1944 vol 401 c1906W
Mrs. Tate

asked the Minister of Health what revisions of the areas and boundaries of local authorities have been carried out under Clause 46 of the Local Government Act of 1929.

Mr. Willink

As a result of the county review carried out under the Local Government Act, 1929, 206 urban districts and 236 rural districts were abolished, while 49 urban districts and 67 rural districts were created—a net diminution of 157 urban districts and 169 rural districts. Adjustments of the boundaries of the majority of county districts were also affected. The principal alterations made are summarised in the Annual Reports of the Ministry of Health for the years 1930–31 to 1938–39. A general appreciation of the review will be found on pages 154–157 of the Annual Report for the year 1936–37.