HC Deb 11 July 1996 vol 281 c261W
Mr. Michael Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the letter from the Under-Secretary of State dated 16 November 1995, if he will instruct the Local Government Commission to consider the case for a parish council for Cleethorpes during its forthcoming review of the electoral arrangements for north-east Lincolnshire. [36676]

Sir Paul Beresford

The scope of the periodic electoral reviews carried out by the Local Government Commission under schedule 13(2) of the Local Government Act 1992 does not include parish boundaries or the creation of new parishes. There would need to be a separate parish review and this would involve a substantial amount of work. To direct the commission to undertake this extra work would delay completion of the periodic electoral reviews, already well overdue in a number of places, to which we must give preference.