Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if the Ordnance Survey plans to resume publication of maps indicating parliamentary, local authority and ward boundaries for each county. [141319]

    Ms Beverley Hughes: Ordnance Survey will continue to publish the Administrative Boundary Map series which includes European and Westminster boundaries and unitary and local authority boundaries. The previous 1:100,000 Scale Administrative Areas Diagrams were phased out in 1996. The Administrative Areas Diagrams did not depict wards. In the new series eight maps at 1:250,000 scale show unitary and local authority boundaries and two maps at 1: 625,000 scale show the European and Westminster Parliamentary Boundaries.