HC Deb 22 January 1992 vol 202 c203W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he will take to ensure that the reform of local government structure embodies the principle of subsidiarity.

Mr. Key

The proposed local government commission will be required to recommend the structural changes it thinks desirable having regard to the need to reflect the identities and interests of local communities and to secure effective and convenient local government.