HL Deb 25 July 1973 vol 344 cc1924-5WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

To state the names of all the borough councils and urban district councils in England which applied for parish council status.


In the Report No. 3 of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England are listed the applications by borough councils and urban district councils for parish council status, whih are recommended. Applications were also made by the following local authorities:

County Boroughs: Bootle, Wakefield.

Municipal Boroughs: Andover, Banbury, Barnstaple, Batley, Bideford, Bridgewater, Castleford, Chichester, Clitheroe, Crosby, Darwen, Deal, Dunstable, Falmouth, Farnworth, Kendal, King's Lynn, Lichfield, Morley, New Windsor, Ossett, Penzance, Pontefract, Pudsey, Spenborough, Sutton Coldfield, Tiverton, Truro, Whitehaven, Wisbech, Yeovil.

Urban Districts: Abram, Adwick-le-Street, Aireborough, Atherton, Baildon, Barrowford, Bentley-with-Arksey, Bishop's Stortford, Blaydon, Bognor Regis, Boldon, Bowdon, Bredbury and Romiley, Brierfield, Bushey, Clacton, Colne Valley, Conisbrough, Crompton, Cudworth, Darfield, Darton, Dawley, Dearne, Denby Dale, Dodworth, Exmouth, Elland, Failsworth, Farnham, Featherstone, Felixstowe, Formby, Garforth, Hale, Harpenden, Haydock, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Horbury, Horsforth, Horwich, Hoyland Nether, Ilkley, Ince in Makerfield, Irlam, Kearsley, Kidsgrove, Kirkby, Kirkburton, Knottingley, Lees, Litherland, Little-borough, Little Lever, Maltby, Malvern, Marple, Matlock, Meltham, Mexborough, Milnrow, Mirfield, Newmarket, Newton Abbott, Newton-le-Willows, Normanton, Oakengates, Old Fletton, Ormskirk, Oswaldtwistle, Potter's Bar, Prescot, Rawmarsh, Rayleigh, Royton, Rushden, Ryton, Saddleworth, Skelmersdale and Holland, Skipton, Southwick, Sowerby Bridge, Spalding, Stanley, Swinton, Tonbridge, Tottington, Trowbridge, Tyldesley, Wath upon Dearne, Wellington, West Bridgford, Westhoughton, Whickham, Wilmslow, Winsford, Wirral, Wombwell, Worsbrough.

Authorities whose areas are divided by district or county boundaries:

Billinge and Winstanley U.D. That part in the Wigan district of Greater Manchester. The part in the St. Helens district of Merseyside was recommended for parish status.

Golborne U.D. That part in the Wigan district of Greater Manchester. The part in the Warrington district of Cheshire was recommended for parish status.

Queensbury and Shelf U.D. This urban district is divided between the Bradford and Calderdale districts of West Yorkshire. The Council applied for parish status for both parts but the Commission did not recommend the granting of parish status for either part.

Turton U.D. That part in the Bolton district of Greater Manchester. The part in the Blackburn district of Lancashire was recommended for parish status.