§ Mr. Rendel
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when the ward boundaries last were reviewed; and when they are due to be reviewed again in each of the metropolitan authorities. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The last reviews of the ward boundaries of the metropolitan districts took place in the following years:
Last review Bolton 1978 Bury 1978 Manchester 1980 Oldham 1977 Rochdale 1979 Salford 1979 Stockport 1979 Tameside 1977 Trafford 1978 Wigan 1979 Knowsley 1980 Liverpool 1979 St. Helens 1979 Sefton 1977 Wirral 1979 Barnsley 1977 Doncaster 1978 Rotherham 1978 Sheffield 1979 Gateshead 1979 Newcastle upon Tyne 1979 North Tyneside 1979 South Tyneside 1979 Sunderland 1979
Last review Birmingham 1979 Coventry 1979 Dudley 1979 Sandwell 1976 Solihull 1977 Walsall 1978 Wolverhampton 1979 Bradford 1979 Calderdale 1978 Kirklees 1979 Leeds 1979 Wakefield 1979
The Local Government Act 1992 provides that the Local Government Commission should, as far as reasonably practicable, conduct its own first periodic electoral review not less than 10 or more than 15 years after the Local Government Boundary Commission's review of the county in which the area is comprised. This does not apply where the Boundary Commission did not carry out a review of the county.
The Boundary Commission reviewed the electoral arrangements of West Midlands county council in 1981 and of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Yorkshire county councils in 1984. It did not review the electoral arrangements of South Yorkshire or Tyne and Wear county councils.