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1973 No. 768

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (South Angus and Dundee West) Order 1973

Made

18th April 1973

Coming into force

2nd May 1973

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 18th day of April 1973

Present,

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) (South Angus and Dundee West) Order 1973.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(c) 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 South Angus and the burgh constituency of Dundee West described in Part III of Schedule I to the

(a) 1949 c. 66.

(b) 1958 c. 26.

(c) 1889 c. 63.

Representation of the People Act 1948(a) 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 officers for the county of Angus and the county of the city of Dundee shall make such re-arrangement or adaptation of the registers of parliamentary electors as may be necessary to give effect to this Order.

W. G. Agnew.

SCHEDULE

ANGUS AND KINCARDINE

PART I

Existing constituencies described by reference to circumstances as they existed immediately before the end of the year 1947 except where otherwise stated

                   County or
     Name            Burgh                         Contents
                  Constituency
South Angus      County          (i) The burghs of Arbroath, Carnoustie,
                                    Forfar, Kirriemuir and Monifieth.
                                 (ii) the districts of Carnoustie, Forfar,
                                    Kirriemuir and Monifieth.
Dundee West      Burgh           The following wards (as constituted by
                                 the City of Dundee Wards Order 1963(b)) of
                                 the county of the city of Dundee, namely
                                 Balgay, Camperdown, Downfield, Law, Lochee
                                 and Riverside.

PART II

Existing constituencies described by reference to circumstances as they existed on 21st December 1972 (being a date subsequent to the Dundee Extension Order Confirmation Act 1972(c))

                   County or
     Name            Burgh                         Contents
                  Constituency
South Angus      County           (1) The burghs of Arbroath, Carnoustie,
                                    Forfar, Kirriemuir and Monifieth;
                                  (2) the districts of Carnoustie, Forfar,
                                    Kirriemuir and Monifieth.
Dundee West      Burgh            The following wards of the county of the
                                  city of Dundee, namely, Balgay, Camperdown,
                                  Downfield, Law, Lochee and Riverside.

(a) 1948 c. 65.

(b) S.I. 1963/1664.

(c) 1972 c. xlviii.

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