25. Mr. Scott-Elliot
asked the Minister of Health whether he will define his attitude to the second and third reports made by the Local Government Boundary Commission.
Does that mean that the Government wholly reject those recommendations, in view of the fact that they have not given an opportunity for this question to be debated in the House?
§ Mr. Lipson
Is the Minister aware that one of the outstanding recommendations of the Commission was that the Borough of Cheltenham should be given county borough status, and will he say whether he is sympathetic towards this proposal and what action the local authority should take?
§ Mr. Eric Fletcher
Will the Minister say whether he agrees with the statement in the Commission's Report that if wide changes are to be made in the structure of local government the disadvantages of delay are very substantial? Are we to understand that the Government are not going to announce their new policy until the Debate in the House?