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

But the Minister and the Secretary of State have presided over rigging the situation in advance. Is the Secretary of State proud that by slashing the number of Welsh MPs by fully a quarter from 40 to 30, she is the first Secretary of State for Wales in history to reduce Wales's voice in Parliament? Why is she also the first Secretary of State to refuse a request for a meeting of the Welsh Grand Committee? Does she not understand the anger about that among Welsh MPs of all parties, including hers? We demand a meeting of the Welsh Grand Committee so that our constituents can see what is being done to them.

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