§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Minister of Health, in view of the evidence given before the recent Royal Commission on Local Government by the chairman of the Boundaries Committee of the Surrey County Council to the effect that rural districts and parish councils should be abolished, how many rural parishes in Surrey are proposed to be wholly and partially absorbed, respectively, into urban districts under the order which is proposed to be made in pursuance of Section 46 of the Local Government Act, 1929?
Sir H. YOUNG
I can find no ground for the statement in the first part of my hon. Friend's question as to evidence given to the Royal Commission by the Chairman of the Surrey County Council Boundaries Committee. As regards the second part of the question, of the 89 rural parishes in Surrey, 22 are being wholly, and 22 partially, absorbed in urban areas.