Parliamentary Boundaries

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th February 1981.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Mayhew Sir Patrick Mayhew , Royal Tunbridge Wells 12:00 am, 5th February 1981

The Boundary Commissions are independent bodies and are not accountable to my right hon. Friend for the time they take to complete their reviews within statutory limits. I understand, however, that the English Commission is likely to have completed its current review of parliamentary constituencies by the end of 1982.