Local Government (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2016: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1991 to ensure that the county status of a community shall not be altered without the explicit consent of the majority of its electorate.

I second the proposal.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 9 February 2016.

Can I say a few words on the Bill?

Not until next Tuesday.