HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 cc230-1
31. Mr. L1. Williams

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs when the final recommendations of the Welsh County Boundaries Commission will be published.

Sir K. Joseph

As soon as possible, but I understand from the Stationery Office that this is unlikely to be before early March.

Mr. Williams

Will the Minister publish this recomendation in the Welsh language in addition to the English language?

Sir K. Joseph

No, that is not planned at the moment.

Mr. C. Hughes

Can the Minister say how soon after the publication of the Report, early in March, he will be able to make a pronouncement upon it?

Sir K. Joseph

No. Several processes still have to be gone through, and there has to be a public inquiry if sufficient objections are made. Only after that do I have to make recommendations to Parliament.