§ Jane Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which towns with populations of less than 200,000 have been awarded city status since 1970. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
There have been four grants of city status since 1970. Of these, St. David's and Armagh. both granted city status in 1994 in recognition of their long and venerable Christian traditions, have populations of less than 200,000.