The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Jil Matheson, dated November 2009:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the estimate of the projected population of Mid-Bedfordshire constituency in the next five years. (302924)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces population estimates and population projections for all local authority areas but only produces population estimates for parliamentary constituencies that are not coterminous with local authority boundaries. I am therefore unable to provide the figures you requested for Mid-Bedfordshire constituency.
For your information the table below shows the projected population for mid-2010 to mid-2014 for the three local authorities which covered the Mid-Bedfordshire constituency in 2008 when these projections were produced.
Local authority Mid-2010 Mid-2011 Mid-2012 Mid-2013 Mid-2014 Bedford 162 164 166 168 169 Mid Bedfordshire 142 145 147 150 152 South Bedfordshire 121 123 124 125 126