HC Deb 17 December 1959 vol 615 c251W
Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many postal votes were cast in the General Elections of 1955 and 1959 in respect of Scottish constituencies.

Mr. Maclay

The number of postal votes included in the count in Scottish constituencies was 44,369 in 1955 and 46,723 in 1959. Following is a more detailed summary:

1955 1959
Number of postal ballot papers issued 53,341 55,739
Number of postal votes returned before close of poll 45,854 48,204
Number of postal votes rejected because the declaration of identity was not returned or on one of the other prescribed grounds 1,485 1,481
Number of postal votes included in the count 44,369 46,723