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TRADITIONAL COUNTIES AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 743: tabled on 25 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the Draft Guidance to the Local Government Commission for England and in particular paragraphs 15 and 18, which are warmly endorsed by the Association of British Counties, as they stress the need for the Commission to have regard to county boundaries valued for reasons of tradition or history, and for the assessment of public support for new unitary authorities lying within the geographical area of counties for traditional reasons, though not for the purposes of council administration; and welcomes the prospect of the retention or re-introduction of traditional counties which would provide a focus for wider community loyalties in areas served by smaller unitary authorities.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

TRADITIONAL COUNTIES AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and believes this will be welcomed in Salford, Wigan, Bury and Bolton where there is popular demand for the restoration of the ancient Lancashire county boundaries.'.
Labour, Worsley
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EDM 743A1: tabled on 26 February 1992
TRADITIONAL COUNTIES AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'and' to end and add 'and hopes that the Commission will take action to restore the locus of the White Horse of Uffington currently in Oxfordshire, which is carved into the chalk of the Berkshire Downs and for one thousand years up to the Local Government Act 1972 existed within the county boundary of Berkshire.'.
Conservative, Newbury
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EDM 743A2: tabled on 3 March 1992
TRADITIONAL COUNTIES AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION (Amendment 3)
at end add 'and believes that many residents of Eltham would welcome a return to the old boundaries of Kent.'.
Conservative, Eltham
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EDM 743A3: tabled on 5 March 1992