§ Mr. David Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what will happen to reviews of local government boundaries and electoral arrangements which the Local Government Boundary Commission has not completed when it is wound up on 31 October.862W
§ Mr. Robin Squire
My right hon. and learned Friend made an order on 6 October under section 30 (3) of the Local Government Act 1992 bringing into force, on 31 October 1992, section 24 of that Act under which the Local Government Boundary Commission, LGBC, is wound up. From that date, responsibility for all outstanding LGBC reviews of local government boundaries of electoral arrangements will rest with the Local Government Commission established on 1 July. We are discussing with the new commission the handling of reviews transferred to it.