§ Mr. Farr
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what, in the latest population statistics, will be the number of electors in the European Parliament for each Member of Parliament in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Belgium and Luxembourg, respectively;
(2) what, in the latest population statistics, will be the number of electors in the European Parliament for each Member of Parliament in each of the nine countries in the EEC, respectively.
§ Mr. John
The information requested is set out below. That for the United Kingdom is based on the provisional 1977 electorates and the allocation of the United Kingdom's 81 seats proposed in the European Assembly Elections Bill. The information for other member States is as given in reply to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull, Central (Mr. McNamara) on 10th February 1977—[Vol. 925, c. 776.]
Number of electors per member Belgium 276,000 Denmark 220,000 France 410,000 Federal Republic of Germany 538,000 Ireland 138,000 Italy 486,000 Luxembourg 34,000 Netherlands 340,000 United Kingdom 506,000 England 516,000 Scotland 473,000 Wales 514,000 Northern Ireland 344,000