how local government could be reorganised if certain parts of England vote
for regional assemblies.
Durham and Northumberland would have to choose between unitary councils
based either on the county council or on amalgamations of districts. One
option is to combine Lancaster City Council with two Cumbrian authorities.
Deputy prime minister John Prescott has six weeks to decide which options
whould be put to the vote alogside the referendums on regional assemblies.