§ Mr. Norman Hogg
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will postpone the elections to the new local authorities until Thursday 4 May 1995; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
I believe that the timetable that has been set is the right one. It strikes the best possible balance between giving the existing councils sufficient time to prepare for the elections and giving the new councils additional time to prepare for the change on 1 April 1996.