HC Deb 16 January 1998 vol 304 c328W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when her Department will be able to provide statistical information based on the constituency boundaries in force at the General Election in 1997. [22807]

Mr. Paul Murphy

Data from the 1991 Census of Population have been re-worked to the new Parliamentary Constituencies and published in the "1991 Census Monitor for New Parliamentary Constituencies in Northern Ireland," a copy of which has been placed in the House of Commons library. The Department of Economic Development also provides Claimant Unemployment and Census of Employment statistics by Parliamentary Constituency. Certain other socio-economic data are held at postcode level which can be amalgamated to approximate Parliamentary Constituency boundaries as necessary.