HC Deb 10 November 1980 vol 992 cc11-2W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he, or any of his ministerial colleagues in the Department, have had any discussions with any of the party leaders on the Manchester city council about the Local Government Boundary Commission's proposals for new electoral arrangements for the city; and when he will be making a statement about the proposals.

Mr. Whitelaw

My hon. and learned Friend the Minister of State discussed this matter briefly with members of the local Conservative Party during the course of a recent visit to Manchester. As I informed the right hon. Member in my letter of 4 November, having carefully considered both the report of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on its second review of the elec- toral arrangements for the city of Manchester and the representations received about it, I have decided in principle to make an order giving effect to the commission's proposals without modification.