§ Mr. Martlew
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects to present to Parliament the Local Government Boundary Commission's proposal on the new ward arrangement for Carlisle City Council. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
We have now made a preliminary decision to accept the final recommendations of the Local Government Commission for the districts of Cumbria. It is intended that the new arrangements will be established in time for the 1999 elections. Electoral Arrangement Orders are not subject to parliamentary procedure.