Written Answers. - Town Government Review.

Mary Wallace

Ceist:

368 Miss M. Wallace asked the Minister for the Environment the current status of the work of the review of town government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16919/96]

The report Towards Cohesive Local Government Town and County. which was prepared by a commission appointed under the Local Government Act, 1994, was published on 27 June 1996. Copies were supplied to the Oireachtas Library and distributed to Members.

Later this year, it is my aim to launch a comprehensive strategy for the renewal of local government, taking account of the report on town local government, the KPMG study on local finance and the interim report of the Devolution Commission.