HC Deb 21 June 1995 vol 262 c297W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will state the populations represented by his proposed education and library boards and, in each case, the number of people represented by each member of each board. [29977]

Mr. Ancram

Based on the 1993 mid-year estimates, the population of the four areas proposed would be as follows:

North Eastern 375,500
Western 267,600
Southern 385,100
Greater Belfast 603,600

The members of education and library boards are appointed to reflect a range of interests in education, not as representatives of particular populations.