HC Deb 29 January 1981 vol 997 cc473-4W
Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the areas or divisions for which the Boundary Commissions for England and Wales have published provisional recommendations for new constituency boundaries; and if he will indicate for each area or division whether the commissions have published revised recommendations.

Mr. Mayhew

The Boundary Commisson for England has published provisional recommendations for parliamentary constituencies in the counties of Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cheshire, Cleveland, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hereford and Worcester, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire, and in the Greater London area. The commission has published revised recommendations for constituencies in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Surrey.

The Boundary Commission for Wales has not yet commenced its general review of constituencies.