HC Deb 06 November 1996 vol 284 c530W
Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what mechanism he is proposing for aligning parish council and local council election dates. [2592]

Sir Paul Beresford

The Local Government and Rating Bill proposes amendments to the Local Government Act 1992 which will enable the Secretary of State by order to alter permanently the cycle of parish council elections where there is, or is to be, a unitary county council.