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Volume 201: debated on Tuesday 14 January 1992

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To ask the Prime Minister what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards equalising the size of parliamentary constituencies; and if he will make a statement.

When conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies, the parliamentary boundary commissions are required to give effect to the rules set out in schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, which include a requirement that constituency electorates should be as close as practicable to the electoral quota for that part of the United Kingdom.