§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Desmond Browne)
The Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Boundary Commissions Act 1992 requires that the Parliamentary Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland undertake periodical reviews of constituencies in Northern Ireland. The Commission are required to submit a report to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland not less than eight or more than twelve years from their last report. The previous report was submitted in June 1995. The next report must be submitted by 2007 at the latest.
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has been notified by the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland that they will be commencing their fifth general review of parliamentary constituencies as of today.