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Committee (11th Day)

Part of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 19th January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lords Spokesperson (Attorney General's Office), Lords Spokesperson (Wales Office), The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Scotland Office) 4:45 pm, 19th January 2011

I think that it was a little more complex than that. It was the fact that the population estimates-indeed, the first thing is that they are estimates-are annually updated compared to the electoral register, which is an actual number. Certainly, the indication that the Boundary Commission for Scotland's secretary gave to the relevant Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in the other place was that it saw significant practical difficulties in doing that.