HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 cc335-6W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has yet received the report of the Local Government Boundary Commission on the rewarding of the metropolitan districts of St. Helens and Knowsley; and when its recommendations will be published.

Mr. Brittan

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England submitted its report on future electoral arrangements for St. Helens on 4 August and on 24 October my right hon. Friend made an order implementing the Commission's proposals in full. I understand that the Commission will submit its report proposing new electoral arrangements for Knowsley as soon as the borough council has made a parish warding order.