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Local Government: Parishes

Volume 693: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many parishes in England have (a) fewer than 150 electors, and (b) a parish council; and what is the size in terms of number of electors and location of each of those with a parish council.[HL4479]

This information is not held centrally. There are approximately 10,000 parishes in England of which around 8,900 have parish councils. We do not have information centrally on their size, whether in terms of number of electors or their location. In a county area, some of this information may be available from that county's association of local councils, reflecting the very local nature of this information.