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1973 No. 770

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (West Stirlingshire and Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth) 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) (West Stirlingshire and Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth) 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.

(a) 1949 c. 66.

(b) 1958 c. 26.

(c) 1889 c. 63.

(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 West Stirlingshire and the burgh constituency of Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth described in Part II of the Schedule to the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1970(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 officer for the county of Stirling 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.

(a) S.I. 1970/1680 (1970 III, p. 5538).

SCHEDULE

STIRLINGSHIRE AND CLACKMANNANSHIRE

PART I

Existing constituencies described by reference to circumstances as they existed on 1st January 1969

                       County or
        Name             Burgh                     Contents
                     Constituency
West Stirlingshire   County         (1) The burghs of Bridge of Allan, Denny
                                        and Dunipace and Kilsyth.
                                    (2) the Central No. 1, Central No. 2,
                                        Western No. 1, Western No. 2 and
                                        Western No. 3 districts of the county
                                        of Stirling.
Stirling, Falkirk    Burgh          The burghs of Stirling, Falkirk and
  and Grangemouth                     Grangemouth.

PART II

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 Stirling effected by a deliverance of the Sheriff of Stirling, Dunbarton and Clackmannan dated 13th January 1972)

                       County or
        Name            Burgh                      Contents
                     Constituency
West Stirlingshire   County         (1) The burghs of Bridge of Allan, Denny
                                        and Dunipace and Kilsyth.
                                    (2) the Central No. 1, Central No. 2,
                                        Western No. 1, Western No. 2 and
                                        Western No. 3 districts of the county
                                        of Stirling.
Stirling, Falkirk    Burgh          The burghs of Stirling, Falkirk and
  and Grangemouth                     Grangemouth.
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