HC Deb 22 July 1957 vol 574 cc6-7W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Health his present estimate of the population of the North Staffordshire area; and how this compares with the figures for 1945 and 1934.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

On the assumption that the North Staffordshire area comprises the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent, the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, the Urban Districts of Biddulph, Kidsgrove, Leek and Stone, the Rural Districts of Cheadle, Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stone, together with the Urban District of Alsager in Cheshire, the mid-year population as estimated by the Registrar General was 459,892 persons in 1934, 447,851 in 1945, 499,250 in 1956. The 1945 estimate excludes any members of the Armed Forces stationed in the area.