§ 4.10 p.m.
§ LORD WALKDEN
My Lords, the Regulations referred to in the Motion standing in my name are made in pursuance of the Local Government (Boundary Commission) Act, which was passed last July. They are a body of Regulations prescribing general principles for the guidance of the Boundary Commission set up under that Act. The main object of the general principles embodied in these Regulations is to ensure convenient units of local administration. The procedure provided for in the Regulations requires the Commission to make preliminary investigations with a view to collecting agreed statistics prior to public local inquiry which they are empowered to hold under these Regulations, before making any order to which an objection has been made which has not been withdrawn. The Regulations have been before the Standing Orders Committee of your Lordships' House who have raised no particular objection upon them. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Regulations, as reported from the Special Orders Committee on Tuesday last, be approved.— (Lord Walkden.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.