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Scottish Parliament (Constituencies) Act 2004

Schedule 2: Transitional modifications of Schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998

23.This Schedule makes transitional provisions to deal, if necessary, with the position before the Electoral Commission takes over the functions of the Boundary Commission for Scotland. The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 provides that the Electoral Commission will in due course take on responsibility for determining Parliamentary electoral boundaries. It will establish four Boundary Committees, one for each part of the United Kingdom - the Scottish Committee will take over the present functions of the Boundary Commission for Scotland. That Commission will cease to exist when the Secretary of State for Scotland directs by order that he is satisfied that the Commission has no further functions to perform. The Government has indicated that the functions of the present Boundary Commissions will not transfer until after they have completed their current reviews.

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