Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise that as long ago as 1947 a Local Government Boundary Commission recommended certain improvements in the status of Poole, that his predecessor gave certain assurances in 1955, and that the people of Poole will regard the present decision with astonishment and disgust?
I am aware that Poole is a very hard case because of the fact the hon. Gentleman mentioned about the assurances given some years ago. However, I would point out that the time that it would take under our present procedure would mean that Poole could not hope to get any change of status until well into the '70s if I had left the Boundary Commission still functioning.