§ Mr. Truswell
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list all local authorities, broken down by(a) type and (b) party political control. 
§ Phil Hope
The information is as follows:
Local Authorities County Councils 134 London Boroughs 233 Metropolitan District 36 District Councils 238 Shire Unitary authorities 346 Isles of Scilly 1 Total (England) 388 Wales4 22 Scotland4 29 Island councils 3 Northern Ireland 26 1 Not including Isle of Wight unitary county 2 Includes City of London 3 Including Isle of Wight 4 Unitary districts
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not systematically collect and maintain comprehensive and up-to-date information on changes in the party political control in individual local authorities.