HC Deb 31 October 1949 vol 469 cc12-3W
Mr. Peake

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will present a return showing the total number of electors on the register now in force in each parliamentary constituency in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and in each local government area in England and Wales; and the number of women on each register.

Mr. Ede

These figures for England and Wales will be published in due course by the Registrar-General in his Annual Statistical Review, except that it is not practicable to give separate figures for women. Meanwhile, as this is the first register prepared under the Representation of the People Act, 1948, I am arranging exceptionally for the early publication of provisional figures showing the total electorate and the number of Service voters in each parliamentary constituency.