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Boundaries (West Sussex)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now received the final proposals for the re-warding of districts in West Sussex from the Local Government Boundaries Commission, whether a review of constituency boundaries by the Parliamentary Boundaries Commission has commenced for West Sussex; and when it is likely to report.

We have now received the reports of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England proposing new electoral arrangements for each of the districts in West Sussex and expect to have made orders implementing these proposals, with or without modifications, by the end of May. As soon as these orders have been made, the Parliamentary Boundary Commission will be free to commence its review of parliamentary constituencies in the county. I understand that the commission is likely to have completed its task of reviewing all parliamentary constituencies in England by early 1982.