§ MR. HUSSEY VIVIAN
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether the definition "Wales" in an Act of Parliament would be legally held to include Monmouthshire?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES)
had no difficulty in answering the Question in the negative. The Acts of Henry VIII. created a portion of the Welsh Marches into an English county—that of Monmouthshire. Many statutes, such as the Boundary 799 Acts following the Reform Act of 1832 and the Representation of the People Act, 1867, had recognized Monmouthshire and the Monmouth Boroughs as being in England. He was afraid that the hon. Member must give up all hope of claiming Monmouthshire as a Welsh county.