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Parliamentary Representation

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Members of Parliament are at present elected from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and each of the eight English regions which are served by regional economic planning councils; and how many Members of Parliament there would be for each of those areas if every MP were to represent exactly the same number of electors taking (a) England as the average, and (b) the North-West Region of England as the average.

The present distribution of the seats is England 516, Scotland 71, Wales 36, Northern Ireland 12.

Economic Planning RegionNumber of seats at presentNumber of seats if each had 64,908 electors (the English average for 1974)Number of seats if each had 62,425 electors (the average in the North West Region in 1974)
Yorkshire and Humberside555557
North West767376
West Midlands565759
East Midlands394143
East Anglia171920
South West454748
South East191189197
Northern Ireland121617