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Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Parliamentary constituencies.

  3. 2. The Boundary Commissions.

  4. 3. Reports of the Commissions.

  5. 3A. Reviews and proposed recommendations by Boundary Committees.

  6. 4. Orders in Council.

  7. 5. Notices.

  8. 6. Local inquiries.

  9. 6A.Functions of the Lord Chancellor

  10. 7. Consequential amendments.

  11. 8. Repeals and revocation.

  12. 9. Citation commencement and extent.

  13. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Boundary Commissions

      1. Constitution

        1. 1.The Speaker of the House of Commons shall be the...

        2. 2.Each of the four Commissions shall consist of the chairman,...

        3. 3.The deputy chairman— (a) in the case of the Commission...

        4. 4.A Member of any Commission (other than the chairman) shall...

        5. 4A.In the case of a member of a Commission other...

      2. Officers

        1. 5.The officers of each Commission shall include, as assessors, the...

        2. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may, at the request of...

        3. 7.The Secretary of State shall appoint a secretary to each...

      3. Expenses

        1. 8.The expenses of each Commission, including the remuneration and travelling...

      4. Proceedings and instruments

        1. 9.A Commission shall have power to act notwithstanding a vacancy...

        2. 10.For the purpose of considering any matter of common concern,...

        3. 11.Subject to the provisions of this Act, each of the...

        4. 12.Every document purporting to be an instrument made or issued...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Rules for Redistribution of Seats

      1. The rules

        1. 1.(1) The number of constituencies in Great Britain shall not...

        2. 2.Every constituency shall return a single member.

        3. 3.There shall continue to be a constituency which shall include...

        4. 3A.A constituency which includes the Orkney Islands or the Shetland...

        5. 4.(1) So far as is practicable having regard to rules...

        6. 5.The electorate of any constituency shall be as near the...

        7. 6.A Boundary Commission may depart from the strict application of...

      2. General and supplementary

        1. 7.It shall not be the duty of a Boundary Commission...

        2. 8.In the application of rule 5 to each part of...

        3. 9.In this Schedule, a reference to a rule followed by...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Consequential Amendments

      1. The Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

        1. 1.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 2.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

        1. 3.In Part III of Schedule 1 to the House of...

      3. The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

        1. 4.In Part III of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      4. The European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978

        1. 5.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      5. The Finance (No. 2) Act 1983

        1. 6.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeals

    5. TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

      1. Note: The following abbreviations are used in this Table:— 1949...

        1. Note: The following abbreviations are used in this Table:—

      2. Provision Derivation 1(1) Representation of the People Act 1948 (c....

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