12 January 2011

Yesterday there was an hour and a half debate in Westminster Hall, an outpost of the Commons, about the Parliamentary voting system and constituencies (PVSC) bill (Hansard 11 January 2011 column 25WH). It was initiated by Andrew George, Libdem MP for St Ives.

During it Mark Harper (Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office) made two robust comments about the status of Cornwall and the county border:

“…the government’s position is that Cornwall is part of England and the United Kingdom” (column 42WH)


“…the government do not subscribe to the view that one cannot represent constituents in Cornwall and other parts of the country, Devon being the most obvious” (column 42WH).

Earlier posts

Cornwall is part of England – and staying put

Aristotle’s teeth , article number 8