§ Mr. HURD
asked the Minister of Health whether in the re-arrangement of county districts his department is suggesting to county councils that there should be a percentage reduction of districts within a county, or that the redistribution should be based upon capacity to administer and the other conditions recommended by the Royal Commission?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and to the second in the affirmative. I am sending the hon. Member copies of memoranda on the subject which I have issued, and I would draw his attention to paragraphs 4 and 7 of the first Memorandum and to paragraph 4 of the second Memorandum.