HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c149W
34. Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his further proposals to reconsider unitary status for former county boroughs. [17939]

Mr. Gummer

We shall direct the Local Government Commission to conduct reviews of nine districts, four of which were, or contained within their areas, former county boroughs. We are also looking at the case for referring other districts to the commission, some of which are former county boroughs. We intend that the reviews should begin in early July, when Sir David Cooksey takes up his appointment as chairman of the commission.