HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 cc693-4W
Mr. Sykes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the county name of North Yorkshire.

Mr. Gummer

In the light of representations I have received about the changes I am proposing to make to the structure of local government in North Yorkshire I have decided to change the name of the county to the county of the North Riding of Yorkshire. For ceremonial and related purposes the City of York, which will be a unitary authority, will be deemed to be part of the County of the North Riding of Yorkshire. This change will be reflected in the draft structure order.