§ MR. A. C. MORTON
I beg to ask the Solicitor General whether, under "The Municipal Corporations Act, 1893," a Petition can be presented under the 30th section of "The Municipal Corporations Act, 1882," passed by a majority of the whole Council, praying for an alteration of the number as well as an alteration of the boundaries of the wards of a borough, or is it still necessary that two-thirds of the whole Council must petition if an alteration in the number of the wards is desired?
§ SIR J. RIGBY
The question put by the hon. Member is not of a nature which the Law Officers usually undertake to answer; but having referred to the Acts, I have no objection to state that a Petition may be presented under the 30th section of the Act of 1882, as amended by the later Act, in all cases, and that it is not necessary for two-thirds of the Council to agree to the Petition when an alteration in the number of wards is desired.