Local Government Elections.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post-War Reconstruction. – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 1942.

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Mr. David Adams:

asked the Min-ester without Portfolio whether, in any steps contemplated in the structure of local government to meet the changing needs of the situation, he will assure the House that the basis of democratic election will be preserved?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Wakefield

Yes, Sir. In the consideration of any proposals that may arise out of inquiries into problems of local government after the war full regard will be paid to the maintenance of the principle of democratic election.

Mr. Adams:

Do I understand that this principle will govern all the proposals concerning local government?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Wakefield

I hope so, but I do not rule out the possibility of indirect election by some authorities like the Metropolitan Water Board.