§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Boundary Commission for Scotland intends to conduct any further interim reviews of parliamentary constituencies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The Boundary Commission for Scotland has informed me that it intends to conduct interim reviews of 10 parliamentary constituencies under section 3 of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986. The constituencies are as follows:
- Midlothian and Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale;
- North Tayside, Perth and Kinross, and Stirling;
- Motherwell North and Linlithgow; and
- Edinburgh East, East Lothian and Midlothian.
I understand that the reviews have arisen from alterations to local authority boundaries which those of the parliamentary constituencies concerned no longer follow exactly.