Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 1966.

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Photo of Mr Cyril Osborne Mr Cyril Osborne , Louth Borough 12:00 am, 1st March 1966

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, in view of his decision that local government boundary proposals on which decisions have not yet been taken will be considered on their merits in the light of the decision to appoint a Royal Commission, if the Grimsby-Cleethorpes proposals will not now be proceeded with until the Royal Commission has reported.

Photo of Mr Richard Crossman Mr Richard Crossman , Coventry East

A public local inquiry was held last month into objections to the Local Government Commission's proposals for Grimsby and Cleethorpes. I will consider what action to take when I have received the Inspector's report of the inquiry.

Photo of Mr Cyril Osborne Mr Cyril Osborne , Louth Borough

May we take it that that means that the decision, not having been taken, will be suspended until the Royal Commission has made its report?

Photo of Mr Richard Crossman Mr Richard Crossman , Coventry East

No. I repeat what I said the last time I was asked about this matter. What we have decided, broadly speaking, is that in respect of those cases in which we have reached the inquiry stage and beyond, we shall examine their merits and try to complete them if possible.