§ Mr. Dafis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many representations were received by the Boundary Commission regarding the review of European parliamentary constituencies in England; and how many of these related to the proposed Cornwall and West Plymouth Euro-constituency; 
(2) how many representations were received by the Boundary Commission from local councils regarding the current review of European constituencies in England; and how many (a) related to the proposed Cornwall and West Plymouth Euro-constituency and (b) favoured a European parliamentary constituency for Cornwall; 
(3) where and when the Boundary Commission proposes holding a public inquiry into the proposals for a Cornwall and West Plymouth Euro-constituency. 
§ Mr. Sackville
The Boundary Commission published its provisional recommendations for changes to the boundaries of the 71 European parliamentary constituencies in England on 7 November 1996. A period for submission of representations in respect of those proposals immediately followed, ending on 7 December 1996.
The commission, which is an independent and politically impartial body, has not yet announced how many representations it has received in respect of its recommendations, nor whether it intends to hold a local inquiry in respect of any of its provisional recommendations.