§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what changes in numbers of councillors of London borough councils he proposes to make to take account of the abolition of aldermen in those boroughs.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Between now and the date when aldermen cease to sit on the London borough councils, i.e. 1978, these councils will review the ward pattern in their respective boroughs and hence the number of members on each council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England, to which warding proposals must be submitted, will be considering what guidance it might give authorities on this subject. The limitation on the number of London borough councillors imposed by Section 1(4) of the London Government Act 1963 was repealed by the Local Government Act 1972.