§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people served on(a) rural, (b) urban, (c) borough and (d) metropolitan county boroughs and county councils in 1964; and how many currently serve on (i) district, (ii) London borough, (iii) county and (iv) other councils.
§ Mr. Baldry
In 1964 the numbers of councillors in England and Wales were:
1Numbers Rural districts 14,633 Urban districts 9,368 County boroughs 5,056 Metropolitan boroughs 1,738 Municipal boroughs 8,445 Counties 5,346 Parish councils (England only) 57,000 1 Separate figures for England and Wales are not available.
In 1994 the numbers of councillors in England are:
Numbers District councils 13,459 London boroughs 1,914 County councils 2,998 Metropolitan districts 2,481 Parish councils 71,600
In 1994 the numbers of councillors in Wales are:
Numbers County councils 502 District councils 1,475
Figures are not available for councillors serving on community and town councils in Wales.