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Local Government Boundary Commission (Membership)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Health the names of the members of the Local Government Boundary Commission as approved by the Local Government Boundary Commission Act, 1945, and when the regulations prescribing general principles by which the Commission are to be guided will be placed before the House for consideration.

Yes, Sir. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint:

  • Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve, Bart., M.C., T.D., K.C. (Chairman).
  • Sir Evelyn John Maude, K.C.B. K.B.E. (Deputy Chairman).
  • Sir George Hammond Etherton, O.B.E.
  • Sir James Rees, and
  • William Holmes, Esq., C.B.E.,
to be members of the Commission. As required by the Act, I am in consultation with the Associations of Local Authorities concerned, and I hope to be in a position to lay the regulations before Parliament shortly.

Can the Minister say what is the earliest date at which they can commence their duties?

It will certainly not be for some time, for the Regulations have to be approved before they can start.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve is not the gentleman who is already engaged in assessing war damage?

Has he not got a considerable leeway to make up in that other department?

Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve's will be a part-time appointment, and the other appointments are part-time, with the exception of that of the Deputy-Chairman.