HC Deb 06 May 1948 vol 450 c1434
26. Mr. Osbert Peake

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in a convenient form a table showing the effect of the Amendments to the Representation of the People Bill standing in the name of the Leader of the Opposition, proposing additional Parliamentary scats in certain areas; and the number of electors in each of the proposed new constituencies.

Mr. Ede

Yes, Sir. A White Paper is being published this afternoon showing the names, contents and electorates of the new constituencies proposed by these Amendments; and you, Sir, on behalf of the Boundary Commissioners, have kindly authorised me to inform the House that the Commissioners will be prepared to consider representations with regard to the proposed manner of dividing the areas affected from the local authorities, political parties and other persons interested, who would have had the right to make such representations to the Commission under the procedure laid down by the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act, 1944. The representations should be in writing, and should be addressed to the Secretary, Boundary Commission for England, North Wing, Somerset House, London, W.C.2. They should reach him not later than 22nd May.

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