HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 cc459-60W
Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the President of the Local Government Board what the estimated population is of the following places in 1914, the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent, the municipal borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the urban district council of Wolstanton; whether he will show how the population of the first named is divided between the Parliamentary constituencies of Stoke, Hanley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, North-West Staffordshire, and Leek Division of Staffordshire; and whether he will state the estimated population at the same date; of the Parliamentary borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme under the three heads, Newcastle-under-Lyme municipal borough. Wolstanton urban district council, and Stoke-on-Trent county borough?


The estimated populations of certain administrative areas (including counties and boroughs) for the middle of 1914, are given in the 77th Annual Report of the Registrar-General [Cd. 8236]. Similar estimates for Parliamentary constituencies are not available, and considerable labour would be involved in making them; but it may be pointed out that if effect were given to the recommendations of the Speaker's Conference on Electoral Reform the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies would, in any scheme for the Redistribution of Seats, be made to coincide so far as practicable with the boundaries of administrative areas.