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1984 No. 548

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE
REDISTRIBUTION OF SEATS

European Assembly Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1984

Made

11th April 1984

Coming into force

11th April 1984

At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 11th day of April 1984

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the European Assembly Elections Act 1978(a) the Boundary Commission for Scotland have submitted to the Secretary of State a supplementary report dated 7th March 1984 showing the European Assembly constituencies into which they recommend, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 1 to that Act and Part II of Schedule 2 to that Act, that Scotland 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 the recommendations contained in the report and each House of Parliament has by resolution approved the said draft:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in pursuance of section 3 of the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949(b), as applied by paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the European Assembly Elections Act 1978, and of all other powers enabling Her Majesty, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

(a) 1978 c. 10; paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 was amended by section 1(1) of the European Assembly Elections Act 1981 (c. 8).

(b) 1949 c. 66.

1.-(1) This Order may be cited as the European Assembly Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1984.

(2) This Order shall come into operation forthwith:

Provided that the coming into operation of this Order shall not affect any election to the Assembly of the European Communities until the first general election of representatives to the Assembly held after this Order comes into force.

2. For the eight European Assembly constituencies in Scotland (which are described in the European Assembly Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1978(a)) there shall be substituted the European Assembly constituencies which are named in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order and comprise the parliamentary constituencies specified opposite thereto in column 2 of that Schedule, being the parliamentary constituencies as they exist at the date of this Order and as described in the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1983(b).

N.E. Leigh, Clerk of the Privy Council.

Article 2

SCHEDULE

NAMES AND CONTENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES IN SCOTLAND

        1                                  2
       Name                             Contents
Highlands and Islands      The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Argyll and Bute
                             Caithness and Sutherland
                             Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
                             Moray
                             Ross, Cromarty and Skye
                             Orkney and Shetland
                             Western Isles
North East Scotland        The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Aberdeen North
                             Aberdeen South
                             Banff and Buchan
                             Gordon
                             Kincardine and Deeside
                             Angus East
                             Dundee East
                             Dundee West
                             North Tayside

(a) S.I. 1978/1911.

(b) S.I. 1983/422.

        1                                  2
       Name                             Contents
Mid Scotland and Fife      The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Clackmannan
                             Falkirk East
                             Falkirk West
                             Stirling
                             Central Fife
                             Dunfermline East
                             Dunfermline West
                             Kirkcaldy
                             North East Fife
                             Perth and Kinross
Lothians                   The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Edinburgh Central
                             Edinburgh East
                             Edinburgh Leith
                             Edinburgh Pentlands
                             Edinburgh South
                             Edinburgh West
                             Linlithgow
                             Livingston
                             Midlothian
South of Scotland          The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Ayr
                             Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
                             Clydesdale
                             Cunninghame South
                             Dumfries
                             Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
                             East Lothian
                             Roxburgh and Berwickshire
                             Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Strathclyde East           The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
                             East Kilbride
                             Glasgow Rutherglen
                             Hamilton
                             Kilmarnock and Loudoun
                             Monklands East
                             Monklands West
                             Motherwell North
                             Motherwell South
Strathclyde West           The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Clydebank and Milngavie
                             Cunninghame North
                             Dumbarton
                             Eastwood
                             Greenock and Port Glasgow
                             Paisley North
                             Paisley South
                             Renfrew West and Inverclyde
                             Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Glasgow                    The parliamentary constituencies of-
                             Glasgow Cathcart
                             Glasgow Central
                             Glasgow Garscadden
                             Glasgow Govan
                             Glasgow Hillhead
                             Glasgow Maryhill
                             Glasgow Pollok
                             Glasgow Provan
                             Glasgow Shettleston
                             Glasgow Springburn

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Order.)

This Order gives effect without modification to the recommendations contained in the supplementary report of the Boundary Commission for Scotland dated 7th March 1984. Article 2 of, and the Schedule to, this Order set out the European Assembly constituencies into which Scotland will be divided, but these constituencies will only have effect from the next general election of representatives to the Assembly of the European Communities (Article 1(2)).

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