§ Dr. Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will provide names for districts in metropolitan counties, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1(3) of the Local Government Act 1972.
§ Mr. Graham Page
A circular will be issued next week asking the local authorities concerned to make recommendations for the names of each of the new metropolitan districts, sending their proposals to my right hon. and learned Friend through the joint committee for that district established under Section 264 of the Act.
The recommendations should have regard to guidelines which will be set out in the circular, and should reach my right hon. and learned Friend not later than 15th January with a view to an order being made as soon as possible thereafter.