County Boroughs (Status)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1965.

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Photo of Mr Richard Crossman Mr Richard Crossman , Coventry East 12:00 am, 29th June 1965

None, Sir. Until 1958, such a change could take place only at the request of a county borough council. Since then, the Local Government Commission for England has had powers to make proposals of this kind and has done so in five famous instances. So far, none of them has been brought into effect.