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Electoral Machinery

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 13 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now make a statement with regard to the intentions of the Government in bringing up to date the electoral register to enable an increased number of the electors to exercise the franchise?


asked the Home Secretary whether he has now come to a decision about electoral reform, particularly in regard to a scheme of redistribution of the large electorates?

I would refer to the reply which my right hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State gave yesterday to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for East Birkenhead (Mr. Graham White).

Can my right hon. Friend say whether all local authorities are now placing men and women on the register that are entitled to be placed on the register?

In view of the assurance given on this matter some weeks ago, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is any chance of the House having his statement before the Whitsuntide Recess?