HC Deb 14 December 1965 vol 722 c229W
65. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will now make a statement on the reorganisation of local government on Tyneside.

Mr. Crossman

Yesterday I wrote to the Tyneside local authorities inviting their comments on my present conclusion that I should not accept the proposals of the Local Government Commission for a continuous county and four most-purpose boroughs, but should instead put forward a proposal of my own for a single all-purpose borough. I have sent my hon. Friend a copy of this letter.

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