HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 c194
11. Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government upon what date in 1969 he proposes to grant parish status to Charvil in Berkshire.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. Arthur Skeffington)

I have explained to the hon. Member by letter that the Minister has not yet received any formal application affecting Charvil.

Mr. van Straubenzee

While thanking the Parliamentary Secretary for that letter and understanding the limitations of the statutory procedure, may I ask whether he will nevertheless, when he receives the application, remember that it comes from a very lively local community which is now long overdue for the status of a parish?