HC Deb 25 November 1958 vol 596 c25W
69. Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how soon the Local Government Commission expects to consider the case of borough councils which are claiming county borough status.

Mr. H. Brooke

The Local Government Commission for England will be taking sizeable areas of the country at a time, and considering all the various kinds of change, whether asked for or not, that seem to it desirable within each such area, including such possibilities as the creation of new county boroughs. The Commission hopes by the end of the year to announce which parts of the country it will start on first, and its reviews of those areas are likely to begin about two months afterwards.