HC Deb 01 December 1971 vol 827 cc118-9W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has received the communication dated 28th November from the hon. Member for West Ham, North, together with details of the resolution passed by the Standing Committee of the Convocation of the Essex University on 13th November, regarding objection to the proposed transfer of North-East Essex to Suffolk; what was the nature of his reply; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

The letter and resolution have been received and I am replying today assuring the hon. Member that the resolution will be borne in mind. This boundary will no doubt be debated in Committee on the Local Government Bill, and my right hon. Friend does not intend to make a statement on it meanwhile.