HC Deb 28 January 1964 vol 688 cc35-6W
Mr. A Lewis

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware of the concern felt by a number of persons, organisations and existing borough councils in the Greater London area at his decisions concerning new names for new borough councils in Greater London and new ward boundaries; and whether he will give an assurance that when these new councils are elected they will have the right of deciding these matters for themselves.

Sir K. Joseph

I accept that, where local opinions differ, it is impossible for everyone to be equally pleased by my conclusions regarding the names of the new boroughs and by those of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary regarding ward boundaries. Any London borough council which wishes in due course to propose an amendment, either to the name of the borough or to the warding arrangements, will find the appropriate procedures in Section 59 of the Local Government Act 1958, and Part III of the Frst Schedule to the London Government Act 1963, respectively.