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Local Government: Northern Ireland

Volume 688: debated on Thursday 11 January 2007

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Peter Hain) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

I am pleased to announce that Richard Mackenzie CB will be appointed as the next District Electoral Areas Commissioner for Northern Ireland. His appointment will have effect from 1 June 2007, following the completion of his work as Local Government Boundaries Commissioner for Northern Ireland. As District Electoral Areas Commissioner, his role will be to group the wards in Northern Ireland into multi-member constituencies for the purposes of elections to local councils.