§ Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he has recently had with the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and Wales with respect to English counties.
§ Mr. Baldry
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England was abolished by section 24 of the Local Government Act 1992 which, by virtue of the Local Government Act 1992 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1992, was brought into force on 31 October 1992. Local government in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.