§ Mr. C. Hughes
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) which Government Departments made representations to the Local Government 22W Commission for Wales relating to local government areas in Wales before the preparation of the Commission's draft proposals:
(2) which Government Departments made representations to the Local Government Commission for Wales after the publication of the Commission's draft proposals; and if he will give the dates on which the representations were made.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I am informed that no representations have been made to the Commission by any Government Department either before or after the publication of their draft proposals.
At the investigation stage, that is before the publication of the draft proposals, information was furnished by the following Departments in response to specific requests by the Commission: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Welsh Department), Home Office, Ordnance Survey, Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Welsh Office), Board of Trade (Welsh Office), Ministry of Education (Welsh Department), Ministry of Transport (Transport Commissioner for Wales and Monmouthshire), and Welsh Board of Health.