Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what is the electorate of the constituency of Belfast, East; and how many of them are resident in(a) the city of Belfast and (b) the borough of Castlereagh;
(2) what is the electorate of the constituency of Strangford, and how many of them are resident in the boroughs of (a) Ards and (b) Castlereagh.
§ Mr. Ancram
Anticipated, and therefore provisional, figures for the 1994–95 electoral register are given in the table. The register, based on the qualifying date of 15 September 1993, will come into force on 16 February. The hon. Gentleman will have received these figures by now from the chief electoral officer, who sent them to the main political parties on 20 January.
Constituency Anticipated electorate 1994–95 Belfast East 53,057 City of Belfast 45,693 Local government district of Castlereagh 7,364 Strangford 71,683 Local government district of Ards 50,336 Local government district of Castlereagh 21,347