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Members: Age

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Leader of the House (1) what percentage of hon. Members were under 45 years of age in (a) 1985, (b) 1997 and (c) 2006; (127507)

(2) what the average age of hon. Members was in (a) 1985, (b) 1997 and (c) 2006.

The House of Commons Library Members database indicates the following:

Percentage of hon. Members under 45 years of age

Average age of hon. Members (Years)

1985

33.2

50.1

1997

32.6

49.3

2006

23.5

51.8