§ 24. Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on electoral registration trends in Scotland in the light of the OPCS analysis on pages 1 to 3 of "Population Trends 64".
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The table of total electoral registrations in Scotland, produced on page 2 of "Population Trends 64", shows that there were 151,000 more registrations in 1991 than on the 1976 electoral register, although there has been a slight fall since 1987. As the analysis indicates, there are a number of reasons for these changes and it is not possible to evaluate their impact separately.