§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what stage has now been reached by the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland in the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies.
§ Mr. Alison
The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland published provisional recommendations on 8 January 1980. Those recommendations were the subject of four local inquiries, each conducted by an assistant commissioner, which were held during November and December last year. I understand that the commission has received the assistant commissioners' reports and will now proceed to review its provisional recommendations in the light of those reports.