Committee (14th Day)

Part of Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 26th January 2011.

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Clause 11 : Number and distribution of seats

Amendment 89BA

Moved by Lord Touhig

89BA: Clause 11, page 11, line 26, at end insert-

"(5) If the number of constituencies allocated to Wales under sub-paragraph (3) is fewer than 35, an additional allocation shall be made to Wales to ensure that it has 35 constituencies.

(6) Where an additional allocation is made under sub-paragraph (5) above, sub-paragraph (7) shall apply in place of rule 2.

(7) The electorate of any constituency in Wales shall be-

(a) no less than 95% of the Welsh electoral quota; and

(b) no more than 105% of that quota;

the "Wales electoral quota" meaning W/P, where W is the electorate of Wales and P is the number of constituencies allocated to Wales."