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Clause 8 — Reports of the Boundary Commissions

Part of House of Commons Disqualification (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 10:00 pm on 19th October 2010.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Justice) (Political and Constitutional Reform) 10:00 pm, 19th October 2010

The position is actually slightly worse than it was portrayed by our friend from the SDLP, Mark Durkan. In addition, the Minister will be able to lay the Order in Council on the basis of the Boundary Commission's report "with or without modifications". [Interruption.] I can hear the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Mr Harper, saying that that is the present legislation, but the present legislation allows for proper public inquiries, and he is getting rid of public inquiries.