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Dundee District Council

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish details of the public inquiry which is to be held concerning the proposed new boundaries for Dundee district council elections; why the public inquiry has been called; if a commissioner has been appointed; and when the public inquiry will begin.

The review of local government electoral arrangements is a matter for the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. I understand that, as a result of objections to its provisional proposals for Dundee district, the Commission will shortly intimate in the press and to interested parties, including hon. Members representing Dundee constituencies, the detailed arrangements for local consultation to be carried out by an assistant commissioner.