HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 c302
22. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether. in view of the fact that the size in acres of each county constituency in England. and Wales has previously been published and that the areas of county constituencies have been materially altered by the Representation of the People Act, 1949, he will now publish this information in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Ede

No, Sir. As I stated in answer to a Question by the hon. Member on 23rd March, I regret that this information is not readily available

Mr. Turton

is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this information was provided in the 1931 census return? Is he further aware that material is available to the Home Office, and does he not agree that it is most desirable, the interests of all parties, to have this information?

Mr. Ede

I understand that there would be some difficulties which I do not think it would be worth while encountering.