§ MR. WOOTTON ISAACSON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, having in view the hardship inflicted upon small landowners by their being driven to the expense of opposing before a Parliamentary Committee the inclusion within a borough boundary of land of a rural character, he will make provision that the attention of Parliament shall be directed to any future case in which it is proposed to 1466 obtain an extension of the boundary of a borough by a Local Bill, instead of by application for a Provisional Order under "The Local Government Act, 1888?"
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE, Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
In the case of Bills promoted by Local Authorities dealing with matters under the jurisdiction of the Local Government Board the Board, in accordance with the Standing Order, submit Reports to the Committees to which the Bills are referred. Attention would be drawn in these Reports to any proposal to extend a borough by Local Bill.