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Local Government

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities which already have all-out elections would have to establish single member wards under the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill. (127094)

We stated in the White Paper that we will enable any council that holds whole council elections to request that the Electoral Commission undertakes a review for the purpose of re-warding the area with single member wards. It is our intention, during the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill’s remaining Parliamentary stages, to introduce by amendment the necessary provisions into that Bill.