HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc359-60W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he proposes to make further orders providing for new electoral arrangements for English districts to take effect in May 1980; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitelaw

After consulting the political parties and the local authority associations concerned, I have decided that in order to allow candidates and others a reasonable period to prepare for the elections of district councillors to be held in May 1980 no electoral arrangements orders to come into effect at those elections shall be made after 15 December 1979.

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