HC Deb 10 May 1978 vol 949 c547W
45. Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many county councils in England and how many district councils in England have requested him to alter local government to recreate county boroughs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Shore

Four district councils and no county councils have done so; 48 other district councils have proposed that some functions should be transferred from counties to districts. The Government have undertaken to make a report to the House in due course on the issue of limited changes within the existing local government system.