§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations the Welsh Boundary Commission has received from Welsh community councils regarding the new European parliamentary constituency boundaries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The task of reviewing European parliamentary constituency boundaries is being undertaken by the European Parliamentary Constituencies Committee for Wales. It received 69 representations from town and community councils before the deadline of 13 October and eight representations after the deadline. The representations received before the deadline were placed on public deposit on 1 November at the places I listed in my reply to a question from the hon. Member for Gower (Mr. Wardell) on 26 October 1993,Official Report, columns 588–89.