Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government Administration.

– in the House of Commons on 21st July 1942.

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Photo of Rear-Admiral Tufton Beamish Rear-Admiral Tufton Beamish , Lewes

asked the Paymaster-General whether he is aware of the opposition expressed by the rural district councils to the policy of regionalisation of local government administration; and what are the Government's present and post-war intentions in this respect?

Photo of Sir William Jowitt Sir William Jowitt , Ashton-under-Lyne

I have received copies of some such resolutions in the event of the Government wishing to put forward any proposals for altering local government administration, I have no doubt that local authorities will be given full opportunity, through their representative associations, of expressing their views. I am not aware, at present, of any Government plan for the reconstitution of local government administration on a- regional basis.