The Government Redistribution scheme was published on Tuesday. The Resolution
which they intend to propose to the House on Tuesday next begins by laying down that the number of Members shall not be materially altered, and that new Members shall be given as follows :—(1) All boroughs or urban districts with a population over 65,000 shall have a Member. (2) A county or borough with a population over 65,000 multiplied by the number of its Members shall have an additional Member for every complete 65,000 of the excess'. Members shall be taken away as follows :—(1) A borough with a population of less than 18,500 shall lose its Member, and a county or borough with two Members and a population of leas than 75,000 shall, except in the case of the City, lose one Member. (2) A county or borough with more than two Members and a population of less than 65,000 multiplied by the number of its Members shall have one Member less for every complete 65,000 of the deficiency. As far as possible the county or borough shall be co-extensive with the adminis- trative county or borough. In London the Metropolitan and Parliamentary boroughs shall be brought into line. Such are the general principles laid down. Commissioners are to be appointed to report what changes of boundary are necessary, and how best to give effect to the principles stated in the Resolution.