HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 cc5-6
3. Sir Anthony Meyer

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from local authorities in Wales regarding the latest proposals of the Boundary Commission for local authority boundaries.

The Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Wyn Roberts)

Numerous representations are received on the proposals submitted in the Boundary Commission's reports. These representations are considered at the time they are made.

Sir A. Meyer

Is my hon. Friend aware that the re-wording arrangements proposed for Rhuddlan borough council, as regards the Meliden community and the arrangements for combining the three community councils of Waen, Tremeirchion and Bodfari, Cwm have very much upset the elected representatives, who consider that their views have been set at naught in the interests of bureaucratic tidiness?

Mr. Roberts

I can assure my hon. Friend that the decision on the special community review of Rhuddlan, announced in July of this year, was the culmination of a long statutory process that started in 1975. During this time the representations of local authorities and others have been considered at three separate stages—twice by the commission and once by my right hon. Friend before he came to a decision. In the absence of any new evidence, he is not prepared to reconsider that decision.