HC Deb 31 July 1972 vol 842 cc24-5
29. Mr. John

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what further plans he has for consultations with Welsh local authorities regarding the Local Government Bill.

Mr. Peter Thomas

There will be consultations with local authorities on the detailed implementation of the Bill.

Mr. John

Is the Secretary of State aware that in view of the inadequate time available for the Welsh part of the Bill on Report, and in view of the present unsatisfactory nature of many of the boundary proposals, particularly the three-way division of Glamorgan, not only matters of detail but matters of principle must, even at this late hour, be canvassed?

Mr. Thomas

I think there has been adequate time for consultation with local authorities. The hon. Gentleman knows that the reorganisation of local government in Wales has been discussed for many years, and one is fully aware of all the points which have been put forward by local authorities.