Examination of Witness

Part of Parliamentary Constituencies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:40 pm on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative, West Bromwich West 12:40 pm, 18th June 2020

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. Northern Ireland underwent significant local government reform about five years ago, and the number of local authorities was reduced from 26 to 11. I wonder whether any lessons were gleaned from that experience. Could Q that work be cross-applied as the boundaries are reviewed here? Linking to the point about communities, what were the community considerations that came out of that, or were gleaned from any cross-discussions that you had?