§ Sir Eldon Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the circumstances in which a public statement was made by an official of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to the effect that Newmarket should be transferred to Suffolk.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
A misleading newspaper article published on 7 December indicated that the commission had reached firm conclusions about the boundary between Cambridgeshire and Suffolk in the Newmarket area. The commission's spokesman made it quite clear that this was not the case and that they would look at all the options again in the light of representations received in response to its draft proposals, including the option of no change. The secretary of the commission has asked the editor to publish a letter to correct the false impression given by the article.