§ 52. Mr. Ede
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department into which of the proposals of the Boundary Commissioners for England local inquiries were held; how many days were taken at each of these inquiries in hearing those wishing to make representations; in how many cases the proposals so inquired into were confirmed in the Report recently
|County||Proposed constituencies in respect of which inquiry was held||Result of Inquiry|
|Cheshire||Crewe, Knutsford, Nantwich and Northwich||Proposals modified.|
|Derbyshire||South East Derbyshire, Derby North and Derby South.||Proposals confirmed.|
|Durham||Gateshead East, Gateshead West, Jarrow and South Shields.||Proposals modified.|
|Essex||Hornchurch, Romford, Woodford, Benfleet and Rochford, Billericay, Chelmsford and Chigwell.||Proposals confirmed subject to change of name of one constituency.|
|Leicestershire||Leicester North-East, Leicester North-West, Leicester South-East, Leicester South-West, Bosworth, Harborough, Loughborough and Melton.||Proposals modified.|
|Surrey||Carshalton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Mitcham, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham and Guildford.||Proposals modified.|
|Yorkshire, East Riding||Bridlington, Haltemprice, Howden, Kingston-upon-Hull East, Kingston-upon-Hull North and Kingston-upon-Hull West.||Proposals confirmed.|
§ 53. Mr. Ede
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many notices of proposals were issued by the Boundary Commissioners for England involving proposals for altering the boundaries of one or more constituencies; how many constituencies were involved in such proposals; how many representations were received in writing by the Commissioners; in how many cases involving how many constituencies the proposals were modified in the Report recently published by the Commissioners; and in how many cases, involving how many constituencies, the proposals were included in the Report without modification.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
The Boundary Commission for England published 63 notices containing proposed recommendations relating to 222 existing constituencies. The Commission received 938 representations in writing. They dropped or modified their proposals relating to 72 constituencies, and did not modify those relating to 150 existing constituencies.
§ published; and in how many cases the proposals were modified.
§ The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth)
The Boundary Commission for England caused seven local inquiries to be held. None lasted more than one day. As the particulars are rather long, I will, with permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the particulars:
§ 54. Mr. Ede
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what will be the number of electors for 1954 in borough constituencies and county constituencies, respectively, in England on the assumption that the recommendations contained in Appendices C, D and E of the First Periodical Review of the Boundary Commissioners are approved; what will be the number of borough and county constituencies, respectively; and what will be the average number of electors for 1954 in borough and county constituencies, respectively.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
The 1954 figures are: 16,856,947 electors in 289 proposed borough constituencies, average 58,329 electors; and 12,066,172 electors in 222 proposed county constituencies, average 54,352 electors.