§ Earl Ferrers rose to move, That the draft order laid before the House on 12th June be approved [23rd Report from the Joint Committee].
§ The noble Earl said: My Lords, I beg to move. This order sets up two unitary authorities in Devon, in Plymouth and Torbay. Two-tier local government will remain in the rest of the county. The changes were recommended as part of the county structure reviews. However, we have not been able to bring them forward any sooner because we were awaiting the outcome of the commission's further review of Exeter.
§ In its essentials, this order is the same as the ones that we considered earlier. I commend the order to the House.
§ Moved, That the draft order laid before the House on 12th June be approved [23rd Report from the Joint Committee].—(Earl Ferrers.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.