Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (137)

Trevor Sargent

Question:

133 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the Local Government Commission, provided for in the Local Government Act 2001, will be set up in advance of the June 2004 local elections; and if it will be possible for changes in boundaries to be made before these elections. [7311/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The June local elections will take place on the basis of the current local electoral boundaries. There are currently no applications on hand for boundary alterations; all such applications have been finalised with the most recent boundary alterations being implemented on 1 January 2004. It is intended to commence the boundary related provisions of the Local Government Act 2001, including arrangements for the establishment of the Local Government Commission, in the second half of the year.