§ 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:
POSTAL VOTES 1955 AND 1959 — 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