The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill 2010-11 will introduce new Rules for the Redistribution of Seats. This Note sets out how the current Rules for the Redistributions of Seats in the Commons have evolved from the Speaker's Conference in 1944 and should be read in conjunction with Standard Note 5570 Reducing the size of the House of Commons.

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The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill 2010-11 will introduce new Rules for the Redistribution of Seats. This Note sets out how the current Rules for the Redistributions of Seats in the Commons have evolved from the Speaker’s Conference in 1944 and should be read in conjunction with Standard Note 5570 Reducing the size of the House of Commons.