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Explanatory Memorandum to Local Government (Boundaries) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Background and Policy Objectives

4.The Order sets the context for a review of local government boundaries by establishing the broad boundaries of 7 new local government districts in Northern Ireland. The Order provides for the appointment of a Local Government Boundaries Commissioner to recommend the boundaries and names of the 7 districts and the number, boundaries and names of the wards into which each district is to be divided.

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