HC Deb 06 December 1951 vol 494 c320W
Miss Herbison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many postal votes were cast in the General Election, 1951, in respect of Scottish constituencies.

Mr. J. Stuart

The number of postal votes included in the count in Scottish constituencies was 44,066 in 1950 and 69,338 in 1951. Details are as follows:

1950 1951
Number of postal ballot papers issued 49,444 79,294
Number of postal votes returned before close of poll 46,150 71,367
Number of postal votes rejected, because the declaration of identity was not returned or one of the other prescribed grounds 2,084 2,029
Number of postal votes included in the count 44,066 69,338