At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December 1978
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 report dated 25th September 1978, 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 the powers conferred by 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, 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 Assembly Constituencies (Scotland) Order 1978.
(2) This Order shall come into operation on the fourteenth day after the day on which it is made.
2.-(1) In this Order the expression "European Assembly" means the Assembly of the European Communities.
(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(c) shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.
(a) 1978 c. 10.
(b) 1949 c. 66.
(c) 1889 c. 63.
3. Scotland shall be divided into the 8 European Assembly 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 the said Schedule, being parliamentary constituencies as they exist at the date of this Order and as described in Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1948(a) or in Orders made under the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949, as the case may be.
N. E. Leigh, Clerk of the Privy Council.
(a) 1948 c. 65.
NAMES AND AREAS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES IN SCOTLAND
Name Area Highlands and Islands The parliamentary constituencies of:- Orkney and Zetland Western Isles Caithness and Sutherland Ross and Cromarty Inverness Moray and Nairn Banff Argyll North East Scotland The parliamentary constituencies of:- East Aberdeenshire West Aberdeenshire Aberdeen North Aberdeen South North Angus and Mearns South Angus Dundee West Dundee East Mid Scotland and Fife The parliamentary constituencies of:- Central Fife Dunfermline East Fife Kirkcaldy Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire West Stirlingshire Stirling, Falkirk and Grangemouth Kinross and West Perthshire Perth and East Perthshire Lothians The parliamentary constituencies of:- Midlothian West Lothian Edinburgh Central Edinburgh East Edinburgh Leith Edinburgh North Edinburgh Pentlands Edinburgh South Edinburgh West South of Scotland The parliamentary constituencies of:- Berwick and East Lothian Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles Dumfries Galloway South Ayrshire Ayr Central Ayrshire Lanark Strathclyde East The parliamentary constituencies of:- Bothwell East Kilbride Kilmarnock Hamilton North Lanarkshire Rutherglen Coatbridge and Airdrie Motherwell and Wishaw Strathclyde West The parliamentary constituencies of:- East Renfrewshire West Renfrewshire Greenock and Port Glasgow Paisley East Dunbartonshire Central Dunbartonshire West Dunbartonshire Bute and North Ayrshire Glasgow The parliamentary constituencies of:- Glasgow Cathcart Glasgow Central Glasgow Craigton Glasgow Garscadden Glasgow Govan Glasgow Hillhead Glasgow Kelvingrove Glasgow Maryhill Glasgow Pollok Glasgow Provan Glasgow Queen's Park Glasgow Shettleston Glasgow Springburn