Ministers have also agreed to the Commission's request that more time should be allowed for the final report on Derbyshire to be produced: they have allowed a seven week extension from 19 September to 7 November.
But they have asked for the report on Cleveland and Durham to be brought forward two weeks to the same date.
Mr Curry said: 'This shows that we are progressing with the review of local government structure. We have been looking at ways to improve the review process and we will make an announcement as soon as we can. The message now is that we want the Commission to press ahead with the next reviews in the programme, Cumbria and Lancashire, and Hampshire.