HC Deb 11 January 1978 vol 941 cc731-2W
Mr. Marten

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Boundary Commission will be doing any work on the first-past-the-post constituencies for the European Assembly before the Royal Assent has been given to the Bill for direct elections; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I expect that the Boundary Commissions will be giving some advance thought to the shape of European Assembly constituencies, but their formal work cannot begin until the European Assembly Elections Bill has received Royal Assent.

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