Anna Lo MLA said: “The issue of the reform of Local Government has been delayed for many years. There was hope that we would finally see the legislation when details were announced on the shadow Council elections that are due to take place next year.
“However, with another Assembly year gone, we are yet to see the required legislation.
“With less than one year to go till these elections, I am very concerned that the legislation would be forced through the Assembly with little scrutiny.
“It is unacceptable that such an important reform is being blocked for one reason or another. The Environment Minister must provide answers as to what has happened to the legislation.”