Scottish Affairs Committee


COINCIDENCE OF PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES IN SCOTLAND AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF CHANGE

Following The Government's decision to retain the current number of MSPs and the provisional proposals of the Boundary Commission for Scotland to reduce the number of Scottish constituencies represented at Westminster from 72 to 59, the Scottish Affairs Committee will undertake an inquiry into the consequences for Scotland's governance and political life, including the implications for voters, of the creation of different constituency boundaries in Scotland for the UK and Scottish Parliaments.

Written evidence is invited from interested parties by Friday 17 October.

ANY INQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO DIANE NELSON    Tel: 020-7219-6123

Evidence submitted should:

 be on A4 paper, including letterhead with full postal address and contact details;

 begin with a one page summary;

 have numbered paragraphs;

 avoid the use of colour or expensive-to-print material;

 be in a form which is easy to photocopy; and

 be accompanied, if possible, by a disk (with the document in Word format).

Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included.

Submissions can be sent via [email protected]

* If submitting by e-mail, in advance of a hard copy, PLEASE also include full postal address and contact details. *

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