§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to proceed with the boundary review for Scottish local authority elections; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Macdonald
[holding answer 6 February 1998]: The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland (LGBC) are currently reviewing local authority electoral boundaries, as required by legislation. So far, the LGBC have sent the Secretary of State reports for Angus and East Lothian and we are expecting them to send in reports for all other authorities within the next few months. We will consider all these reports and decide whether to implement them as they stand or with modifications.