I welcome the Minister here as a neighbour. Does the Minister accept the report which has been published regarding the reorganisation of local government or what is happening in that respect?
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I have already stated that I do not accept the report which has been published by the previous Government. I propose to have a new look at the whole question and I will do so as quickly as possible after consultation with the local authorities.
Does the Minister intend that, whatever reorganisation he decides upon, it will be carried through before the local elections are held next year?