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Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the six highest and six lowest numbers of electors in parliamentary constituencies in Scotland; and what is the average constituency electorate in Scotland.

The latest information available relates to the 1991 register of electors, when the average electorate was 54,369, and is as follows:

Highest parliamentary constituency electorates
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber68,848
East Lothian67,223
Kincardine and Deeside65,660
Perth and Kinross65,135
Lowest parliamentary constituency electorates
Western Isles23,073
Caithness and Sutherland31,120
Orkney and Shetland31,355
Glasgow, Provan37,838
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale39,608
Glasgow, Central42,270