HL Deb 18 December 2001 vol 630 c34WA
Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they plan to launch their consultation exercise on the size of the Scottish Parliament. [HL2065]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Scotland has today issued the documentThe size of the Scottish Parliament—a consultation. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses and are being sent to all MPs representing Scottish constituencies and Members of the Scottish Parliament. Views are sought on the case for retaining or ending the linking of Westminster and Holyrood constituency boundaries as provided in the Scotland Act 1998, in the light of the experience now gained of the Scottish Parliament. Responses are invited by 29 March 2002.