Asked about whether it was still the Prime Minister’s (PM’s) intention to press ahead with reform of constituency boundaries, the PMOS said that the Boundaries Commission was due to report next year and after that, there would be a vote in Parliament, required by the Act. The PM’s view remained that there should be a reduction in the number of constituencies and a move to more equal size constituencies. Asked about the cost of the Boundaries Commission carrying out its work over a long period, the PMOS said that fewer MPs and fewer parliamentary constituencies would save money.
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