HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc104-5W
76. Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by what authority he has established the Local Government Boundary Commission for England prior to the Local Government Bill receiving the Royal Assent.

Mr. Peter Walker

The Boundary Commission has not been formally established; this cannot be done until the Local Government Bill has been enacted. The Commission Designate was announced after the Bill had been given a Second Reading, however; no specific authority is required for informal action of this kind.