§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he will announce his conclusions on the implementation of the recent report on district council wards for Northamptonshire. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
We have concluded our consultation on a draft Order implementing the Local Government Commission's recommendations on Daventry and intend shortly to begin a similar consultation for Northampton. For all other districts in Northamptonshire, we are currently in the process of consulting on draft Orders. At present, it is intended that the new arrangements will be established in time for the elections in May 1999.