HC Deb 16 December 1958 vol 597 cc933-4
Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will make a statement on the work of the English Local Government Commission set up under the Local Government Act, 1958.

Mr. H. Brooke

The Commission expects to announce early in January the areas with which its review will commence.

Mr. Moss

Does the Minister know whether the Commission has received any replies from local authorities wishing to be considered without delay?

Mr. Brooke

Yes, Sir. I understand that the Commission asked for the replies by today. Having received them—that is, after today—the Commission will try to frame its programme.