§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many electors are now registered for the Newcastle, Central parliamentary constituency; what proposals have been made by the Boundary Commission concerning the redistribution of this constituency; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John
The electorate for the Newcastle upon Tyne, Central constituency is 24,114. The Boundary Commission for England has begun its general review of constituencies in England, but has not yet published its provisional recommendations for the constituencies in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Commission is statutorily required to report on all constituencies between 1979 and 1984.