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Boundary Commission

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) when she expects the Boundary Commission for England to submit its final report on Parliamentary boundary changes in England to her Department; (94639)

(2) if she will make a statement on the progress of the Boundary Commission's review of English Parliamentary boundaries.

The Boundary Commission for England announced in their Newsletter 2 of 2006, issued on 16 August 2006, that they were on schedule to submit the final report on their fifth general review of parliamentary constituencies in England to the Secretary of State by 31 October 2006.

It is my understanding that they remain on course to submit their final report by that date. Submission this month will be well within the statutory maximum of 12 years since submission of their previous general review final report, which took place in April 1995.