§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Boundary Commissions for England and Wales intend to conduct any interim reviews of parliamentary constituencies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hurd
The commissions have informed me that they intend to conduct interim reviews of 63 parliamentary constituencies under the powers provided in section 2(3) of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949. The counties and constituencies concerned are as follows:
England—Counties and Constituencies Bedfordshire South West Bedfordshire CC Luton South BC Mid Bedfordshire CC Berkshire North Luton CC Reading West CC
Wokingham CC North Durhan CC Sedgefield CC Lincolnshire Gainsborough and Horncastle Hertfordshire CC Hertford and Stortford CC Grantham CC South West Hertfordshire CC Stevenage CC Oxfordshire Welwyn Hatfield CC Banbury CC West Hertfordshire CC Oxford West and Abingdon CC Surrey Wantage CC Esher BC Witney CC Guildford CC Mole Valley CC Cheshire North West Surrey CC Halton CC South West Surrey CC Warrington South BC Woking CC Cleveland West Sussex Stockton North BC Arundel CC Chichester CC Cumbria Crawley BC Barrow and Furness CC Horsham CC Westmorland and Lonsdale Mid Sussex CC CC Shoreham CC Worthing BC Durham Bishop Auckland CC Wiltshire City of Durham CC Salisbury CC Easington CC Westbury CC Wales—Counties and Constituencies Dyfed Caerphilly CC Carmarthen CC Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Ceredigian and Pembroke CC North CC Ogmore CC Llanelli CC Pontypridd CC Pembroke CC Rhondda CC Gwent Powys Blaenau Gwent CC Brecon and Radnor CC Monmouth CC Newport East CC West Glamorgan Newport West CC Aberavon CC Torfaen CC Gower CC Neath CC Mid Glamorgan Swansea East BC Bridgend CC Swansea West BC