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Northern Ireland: Parliamentary Boundary Commission

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Peter Hain) has made the following Ministerial Statement.

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 Boundary Commission announced its revised recommendations on 18 May 2006 and is due to submit its final report by June 2007.

I am pleased to announce that Richard Mackenzie CB has been re-appointed as a member of the Northern Ireland Parliamentary Boundary Commission. His warrant of appointment will run until 31 October 2008.