996. Appointment of persons to assist in ascertaining boundaries.

A local authority1 may, for the purpose of enabling the Ordnance Survey2 to make and complete surveys and maps of England, on the application in writing of any officer appointed by the Ordnance Survey, nominate and appoint one or more persons to aid and assist, when required, any so appointed officer in examining, ascertaining, and marking out the reputed boundaries of each area