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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14

Analysis of the Interests represented in the present Parliament and in some of its predecessors

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Analysis of the Interests represented in the present Parliament and in some of its predecessors.

In the following rough dissection many M.P.'s figure, in more than one capacity.

Under Household Suffrage and Extended Representation. Under Restricted Household Suffrage and Electoral Areas.
House elected June, 1886. House elected Nov., 1885. House elected March, 1880.
Acreage of M.P.'s Holdings 1,063,823 1,466,601 2,629,427
Rental £1,233,587 £2,412,175
Acreage of Peers having their heirs or younger sons in Parliament 2,342,580 3,410,690 4,948,547
Rental £2,279,503 £3,489,043
Total Acres 3,406,403 4,877,291 7,577,974
Total Rental £3,513,090 £3,768,071 £5,901,218
Church Livings held by M.P.'s 149 127 266
M.P.'s related to Peers 161 155 272
Landholder M.P.'s (including the sons and heirs of great Landed Proprietors) 209 190 277
M.P.'s who are or have been in Army 71 65 88
M.P.'s who are or have been in Navy 12 11 5
M.P.'s who are or have been in Yeomanry 30 27 51
M.P.'s who are or have been in Militia 15 15 24
Fighting Interest 128 118 168
Lawyer Interest 135 128 122
Liquor Interest 24 23 18
Money Interest 33 36 25
Official Interest, including Ministers and Ex-Ministers, Placemen and Ex-Placemen 91 77 113
Railway Interest 62 57 113
Labour Interest 8 12 2
Literary and Professional (not including Legal) 77 108 84
Trading, Commercial, and Manufacturing Interest 186 167 155