§ Miss Herbison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many postal votes were cast in the General Election, 1951, in respect of Scottish constituencies.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The number of postal votes included in the count in Scottish constituencies was 44,066 in 1950 and 69,338 in 1951. Details are as follows:
— 1950 1951 Number of postal ballot papers issued 49,444 79,294 Number of postal votes returned before close of poll 46,150 71,367 Number of postal votes rejected, because the declaration of identity was not returned or one of the other prescribed grounds 2,084 2,029 Number of postal votes included in the count 44,066 69,338