HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 cc240-1W
Mr. David Howell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of the recent decision by the Local Government Boundary Commission to suspend all work on reviews pending the outcome of an appeal against a High Court judgment, what action he proposes to take to safeguard the timetable of local government boundary revisions against disruption and delay.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Pending the outcome of the appeal, I do not propose to take any action. The Commission's programme of other work is not affected by its decision to suspend work on electoral reviews.