The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1979-1983 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Question on Cambridgeshire (Boundary Commission Review) – 25 March 1980

Below is the text of Mr Major’s Parliamentary written question on Cambridgeshire (Boundary Commission Review), published on 25th March 1980.

Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the Local Government Boundary Commission to complete its review of the county of Cambridge; and whether this date will enable its recommendations to be implemented prior to the 1981 county elections.

Mr. Whitelaw The Local Government Boundary Commission for England cannot begin its electoral review of the county of Cambridgeshire until orders have been made providing new electoral arrangements for every district in the county. As the Commission has not yet submitted to me its report proposing new electoral arrangements for the district of East Cambridgeshire, I cannot say when the order implementing the Commission’s proposals for that district, with or without modifications, will be made or whether the Commission’s review of the county will have been completed in time for its recommendations to be implemented for the 1981 elections.