Dr Fox Gets An Assurance That Avon Will Not Be Recreated

On Monday 14th December 2015, Dr Fox asked the following question at oral questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the Chamber of the House of Commons

Dr Liam Fox (North Somerset) (Con): South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset councils work very well as a functional unit. Does my right hon. Friend understand that any attempt to reintroduce Avon, directly or through the back door via Treasury pressure, would be regarded as an enormous betrayal, and will he guarantee that it will not happen?

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Greg Clark: I can assure my right hon. Friend that I have no intention of reintroducing Avon by the front door, back door or side door.