At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 18th day of April 1973
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas under section 2(3) of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949(a) the Boundary Commission for Scotland have submitted to the Secretary of State a report dated 21st December 1972 with respect to the areas comprised in certain constituencies in Scotland and showing the constituencies into which they recommend, in accordance with the provisions of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Acts 1949 and 1958(b), that the areas should be divided:
And whereas the Secretary of State has laid the said report before Parliament together with the draft of this Order in Council to give effect to recommendations contained in the report and each House of Parliament has by resolution approved the said draft:
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-
1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (East Renfrewshire and Paisley) Order 1973.
(a) 1949 c. 66.
(b) 1958 c. 26.
(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(a) shall apply to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
(3) This Order shall come into operation on the fourteenth day after the day on which it is made:
Provided that the coming into operation of this Order shall not affect any parliamentary election until a proclamation is issued by Her Majesty summoning a new Parliament or affect the constitution of the House of Commons until the dissolution of the Parliament in being on the day on which this Order comes into operation.
2. In lieu of the county constituency of East Renfrewshire described in Part II of the Schedule to the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1970(b) and the burgh constituency of Paisley described in Part III of Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1948(c) and specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order there shall be substituted the county and burgh constituencies described in Part II of the Schedule to this Order.
3. The electoral registration officer for Renfrewshire shall make such rearrangement or adaptation of the registers of parliamentary electors as may be necessary to give effect to this Order.
W. G. Agnew.
Existing constituencies described as regards the East Renfrewshire constituency by reference to circumstances as they existed on 1st January 1969 and as regards the Paisley constituency by reference to circumstances as they existed immediately before the end of the year 1947
County or Name Burgh Contents Constituency East Renfrewshire County (1) The burgh of Barrhead. (2) the first and second districts of the county of Renfrew. Paisley Burgh The burgh of Paisley.
(a) 1889 c. 63.
(b) S.I. 1970/1680 (1970 III, p. 5538).
(c) 1948 c. 65.
New constituencies described by reference to circumstances as they existed on 21st December 1972 (being a date subsequent to an alteration in the boundaries of the burgh of Paisley effected by a deliverance of the Sheriff of Renfrew and Argyll dated 30th March 1971)
County or Name Burgh Contents Constituency East Renfrewshire County (1) The burgh of Barrhead (2) the first and second districts of the county of Renfrew. Paisley Burgh The burgh of Paisley