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Local Government Reform (Plymouth And Cornwall)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what communications he has received from the Plymouth City Council and the Cornwall County Council concerning new local government boundaries; and what reply he has made.

My right hon. Friend has received representations from Plymouth City Council in favour of a Tamarside county based on the City, and from Cornwall County Council opposing such a county. I have visited Plymouth and discussed the proposal with the two authorities and other local authorities involved.Since the Bill was published Plymouth City Council have made fresh representations and Cornwall County Council have asked to be represented at any Government meeting with the City about boundary changes. This request will be borne in mind if a meeting with the City Council on local government reorganisation should be proposed.