HC Deb 19 March 1993 vol 221 c412W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland will begin the next general review of parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland.

Sir Patrick Mayhew

The commission has given notice of its intention to begin a general review directly. The Boundary Commissions Act 1992 provides that the commission's report shall be submitted not later than 31 December 1994. Under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973, the commission must also submit a supplementary report recommending the number of members to be returned by each of the proposed parliamentary constituencies in any elections which may be held to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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