HC Deb 14 June 1972 vol 838 c315W
67 and 91. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will visit the Banstead Urban District Council in order to discuss the proposed merger with Reigate;

(2) who proposed that the Banstead and Reigate areas should be merged under one district; and what are the advantages of doing this.

Mr. Graham Page

The proposal to merge the two areas is one of the draft proposals of the Local Government Boundary Commission—designate published as a basis for consultation between the commission and those concerned. It would not be appropriate for my right hon. Friend at this stage to comment on the commission's draft proposals or discuss them with local authorities. After considering representations the commission will be formulating final proposals to include in its report, in the light of which my right hon. Friend will be making an order for submission to Parliament for decision.