HL Deb 25 June 1998 vol 591 c46WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will announce the decision on the Local Government Commission's recommendations for the reorganisation of the district of Basildon. [HL2412]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Baroness Hayman)

We have announced that we have decided not to accept the outstanding recommendations on the reorganisation of the district of Basildon which the Local Government Commission have made. We do not believe that the recommendations offer a satisfactory way forward for Basildon in terms of efficient and convenient local government. We have also decided not to direct a further review by the Commission. This decision should end a period of uncertainty and enable the authorities concerned to plan more confidently for the future.