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SHAKE-UP OF DERBYSHIRE TO BE DITCHED AFTER GUMMER ANNOUNCEMENT

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A plan to reorganise local government in Derbyshire is expected to be ditched in the wake of new guidelines for the...
A plan to reorganise local government in Derbyshire is expected to be ditched in the wake of new guidelines for the Local Government Commission published yesterday, the Guardian reports (p9).

The paper says that the Derbyshire proposal, with the city of Derby as one authority surrounded by a larger authority based on the rest of the county has been rejected locally.

The work of the commission is also to be extended to look at the five big conurbations outside London with the review now to be complete by the end of 1994.

The Guardian reports Environment Minister John Gummer as saying the principles behind the review remain the same, to secure effective local government reflecting the interest of local people.

Dough Henderson, Opposition local government minister, said the shake-up was a panic announcement by a department 'terrified' to face the Tory conference.
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