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Unitary Councils

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department’s policy is on the minimum size of a new unitary council, in terms of (a) resident population and (b) number of households, under her plans for local government restructuring. (182592)

The criteria against which we judge unitary proposals do not involve any criterion about the size of a council’s population or the number of households in its area.