§ Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the population of each county in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Moyle
Scotland is made up of local government regions and districts. Northern Ireland is made up of district council areas. The following HMSO publications give all the available estimates of the population at mid-1976 of local government areas in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively:
Population Estimates 1975 revised, 1976 provisional, OPCS Series PP1 No. 2.
Annual Estimates of the Population of Scotland 1976.
Digest of Statistics, Northern Ireland, No. 47.