Council reform bill to be sped through last stage

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MLAs have agreed to hasten the passage of the bill which will set the powers and responsibilities of the 11 new councils which from next year will provide local government in the Province.

Yesterday the Assembly had the last opportunity to amend the legislation, with 34 amendments debated and voted upon.

In a late night sitting, MLAs finished voting on the Local Government Bill, ending its further consideration stage, just before 10.30pm.

 

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