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(Municipal Corporations, Scotland)

General report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the state of municipal corporations in Scotland.

London, HMSO 1835.

Reference: 6118
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Folio. 99+(1)pp. Original printed wrappers, slightly defective at foot of spine. A good, clean copy.

A report on the then state of local government in the cities and towns of Scotland, criticising the administration of burgh property, drawing attention to the defects of the burgh magistracy and the ‘inherent evils of the existing system’ of prison management, and suggesting the removal of exclusive privileges enjoyed by burgesses. This was a radical report, produced by a group of Commissioners appointed in 1833 by a Whig government, and it led to future reform.