HL Deb 19 April 2000 vol 612 c113WA
Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When next the Parliamentary Boundaries Commission will review the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies; and what criteria will be applied to constituencies in Scotland and Wales. [HL1980]

Lord Bach

The Parliamentary Boundary Commission for England announced the commencement of its fifth general review on 17 February 2000. It is required to submit its report before 12 April 2007. Both the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions for Scotland and for Wales are required to submit their reports before December 2006, though no announcement of the commencement dates for their reviews has yet been made. The criteria applied to all these reviews are the Rules for Redistribution of Seats set out in Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Scotland Act 1998.