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Electoral Constituencies

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 14 April 1954

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42.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress is being made in dividing up the Federation of Malaya into electoral constituencies in readiness for the federal election; and how many constituencies it is proposed to establish.

A Commission of three, with Lord Merthyr as Chairman, began work earlier this month upon the delineation of constituencies. My right hon. Friend hopes soon to announce how many it is proposed that there should be.

Would the right hon. Gentleman take steps to speed up the division of the Federation into constituencies and also speed up the election?