The European Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-07-23

Whereas in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978(1) the Boundary Commission for Scotland have submitted to the Secretary of State a supplementary report dated 6th June 1996 showing the European Parliamentary 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 that 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 paragraph 4B(5) of Schedule 2 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978(2), 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 European Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1996.

(2) Subject to paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 2 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978(3), this Order shall come into force on the fourteenth day after the day on which it is made.

2.  Scotland shall be divided into the eight European Parliamentary constituencies named in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order and each such constituency shall consist of the parliamentary constituencies specified opposite thereto in column 2 of that Schedule, being the parliamentary constituencies described in the Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1995(4).

3.  The European Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1984(5) and the European Parliamentary Constituencies (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1992(6) are revoked.

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULENAMES AND CONTENTS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES IN SCOTLAND

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Name
Contents

Central Scotland
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Airdrie and Shotts

Coatbridge and Chryston

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth

East Kilbride

Falkirk East

Falkirk West

Hamilton North and Bellshill

Hamilton South

Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Motherwell and Wishaw

Glasgow
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Glasgow Anniesland

Glasgow Baillieston

Glasgow Cathcart

Glasgow Govan

Glasgow Kelvin

Glasgow Maryhill

Glasgow Pollok

Glasgow Rutherglen

Glasgow Shettleston

Glasgow Springburn

Highlands and Islands
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Argyll and Bute

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber

Moray

Orkney and Shetland

Ross, Skye and Inverness West

Western Isles

Lothians
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Edinburgh Central

Edinburgh East and Musselburgh

Edinburgh North and Leith

Edinburgh Pentlands

Edinburgh South

Edinburgh West

Linlithgow

Livingston

Midlothian

Mid Scotland and Fife
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Central Fife

Dunfermline East

Dunfermline West

Kirkcaldy

North East Fife

North Tayside

Ochil

Perth

Stirling

North East Scotland
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Aberdeen Central

Aberdeen North

Aberdeen South

Angus

Banff and Buchan

Dundee East

Dundee West

Gordon

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

South of Scotland
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Ayr

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley

Clydesdale

Cunninghame South

Dumfries

East Lothian

Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

Roxburgh and Berwickshire

Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale

West of Scotland
The parliamentary constituencies of-

Clydebank and Milngavie

Cunninghame North

Dumbarton

Eastwood

Greenock and Inverclyde

Paisley North

Paisley South

Strathkelvin and Bearsden

West Renfrewshire

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 6th June 1996. Article 2 of, and the Schedule to, this Order set out the European Parliamentary Constituencies into which Scotland will be divided, but these constituencies will only have effect from the next European Parliamentary general election (Article 1(2)).


(1)
1978 c. 10: paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 was substituted by section 1(1) of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1981 (c. 8) and amended by paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (c. 56): the words “European Parliamentary” were substituted for the words “European Assembly” in the provisions concerning the citation of the 1978 and 1981 Acts by section 3(1)(b) and (2)(b) of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986 (c. 58) on the coming into force of the Single European Act on 1st July 1987.

(2)
Paragraph 4B was inserted by paragraph 5(4) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986.

(3)
Paragraph 8(1) was amended by paragraph 5(9) of Schedule 3 to the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 and by section 3(1) and (3) of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986.

(4)
S.I. 1995/1037.

(5)
S.I. 1984/548.

(6)
S.I. 1992/236.
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