Examination of Witness

Part of Parliamentary Constituencies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:40 pm on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative, West Bromwich West 12:40 pm, 18th June 2020

Q We have heard a lot from the Boundary Commission for England in particular about how it is difficult to drill down to that local level. When you were going through that overhaul, I suppose in a way it was a bit of a blank canvas. I am interested to understand this from a data point of view. How did you go about acquiring the data from people? Was it a similar mechanism to what we heard about, utilising postcodes, or were you using other datasets? I am conscious of the community element, but I am interested to hear how that operated in Northern Ireland.