§ Mr. Matthew Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if it is his intention that any local authority whose boundary is coterminous with that of a shire county will be able to apply for unitary authority status when the position of that shire county is considered by the boundary commission.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Local Government Commission's priority is to examine the structure of local government in the shire counties, as directed by the Secretary of State. Where the commission judges it necessary to make recommendations concerning localities bordering on an area under review, it should ask the Secretary of State to vary his direction requiring the review to be conducted.