HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c617W
Mr. Barnes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the latest available estimates of those aged 17 years and over, plus 63 per cent. of those aged 16 years, for each district council area in England and Wales, together in each case with the equivalent electoral registration figures expressed as a percentage of these figures. [47710]

Mrs. Liddell

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Harry Barnes, dated 25 June 1998: As Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your parliamentary question on electoral registration figures. ONS have published 1998 electoral statistics for local districts in England and Wales, these are in respect of the electoral roll that became operational on 16 February 1998. The electoral statistics were published on 23 April 1998 in an ONS Population and Health Monitor Series EL 98/1, Electoral Statistics 1998–parliamentary and local government electors. The mid-97 population estimates that are required to provide the answer to your question and to update statistics that have already been supplied in respect of the 1997 electoral statistics and mid-1996 population estimates, will be published on 27th August 1998. I will write to you with a full answer to your question shortly after that publication, and arrange for a copy to be placed in the House of Commons Library.