asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the advisability, in connection with post-war local government reform, of giving to the chairmen of urban district councils some dignified and historical title, such as reeve, warden, provost, or steward.
I should be willing to consider the proposal if there were any widespread desire for a change on the part of the local authorities concerned, and a generally acceptable title could be suggested. I have no evidence that the matter is one which is seriously engaging the attention of urban district councils or their association.
Is my right bon. and learned Friend aware that in the past this has been seriously considered by the local authorities, and will he consult their associations to get their present views?