Minister of state for the environment David Curry replied:
'The Local Government Commission has made recommendations for changes to the district warding arrangements in all eight areas that it has reviewed. It has also made some recommendations for changes to parish boundaries and parish electoral arrangements.
'I have decided to accept all of the commission's recommendations. It is important that the process for making local authority electoral arrangements should be seen to be fully independent. For this reason, it is the government's intention not to modify the substance of electoral recommendations from the Local Government Commission.