12 MAY 1866, Page 2

With regard to boundaries, Mr. Gladstone proposes that where- ever

a municipal borough boundary includes more than the Parliamentary borough boundary, the latter should be extended to coincide with the former. And further, he proposes that if any local communities in future shall address the Queen or the Secretary of State to request the addition of certain districts to

the town, Her Majesty in Council shall have power to sanction the union, subject to the approval of Parliament; and whenever any such enlargement is thus made, the enlargement of the Par- liamentary boundary is to follow the enlargement of the local community made for other purposes.