HC Deb 18 October 1972 vol 843 c75W
34. Sir D. Renton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give a decision as soon as possible with regard to the towns and boroughs which are to be succeeded by parish councils.

Mr. Graham Page

Decisions on this aspect will certainly be taken as soon as is practicable. The Local Government Bill provides for the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to make proposals as to which towns should retain successor parish councils, and I propose shortly to consult the local authority associations on the guidelines within which the boundary commission will work when making its proposals.