Parliamentary Constituencies

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 8th September 2010.

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Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Shadow Secretary of State for Wales 11:30 am, 8th September 2010

How can the Minister and the Secretary of State possibly justify cutting proportionately three times as many Welsh MPs as English MPs, creating monster constituencies in rural Wales and geographically impossible ones in Welsh valleys? Instead of ramming through those changes, why will not the Government maintain the existing system of public inquiries that has protected local interests for generations?

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