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SCOTTISH REFORM BILL SHOULD BRING NO MAJOR CHANGES

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Scottish reform Bill should bring no major changes The Bill paving the way for local government reform in Scotland ...
Scottish reform Bill should bring no major changes The Bill paving the way for local government reform in Scotland is expected to contain minor alterations to council boundaries but little substantive change to the government's proposals.

Scottish Secretary Ian Lang this week announced a number of 'refinements' to his white paper proposals to establish 28 unitary authorities. These affected three areas, he said: the boundary between south Lanarkshire and Glasgow; the boundaries of the city of Dundee; and the boundary between the Lothians and Berwickshire and East Lothian and Prestonpans.

The Local Government, Water and Other Services (Scotland) Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech, is expected to go through the Commons before Christmas.
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