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Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008


4.As part of the Review of Public Administration (RPA) in Northern Ireland, consultation was carried out (from March to September 2005) on nine possible configurations for local government in Northern Ireland based on seven, eleven or fifteen councils.

5.On 5 July 2007 the Executive agreed the terms of reference and timescale for a review of the local government aspects of the RPA. A Sub Committee of the Executive, chaired by the Minister of the Environment, was charged with carrying out the review. The Minister published the Emerging Findings of the review on 19 October 2007 following endorsement by the Executive. Stakeholder engagement on the Emerging Findings included five stakeholder events across Northern Ireland. No further consultation was, therefore, considered necessary.

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