HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 c359W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on local government boundary reorganisation in Liverpool.

Mr. Whitelaw

On 29 October, I made an order providing new electoral arrangements for Liverpool. These arrangements, which were proposed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England in a report submitted to my predecessor in January 1979, will come into operation at the elections of metropolitan district councillors to be held on 1 May 1980, when the whole number of councillors for each new ward of Liverpool will be elected.