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Nuns (Voting)

Volume 476: debated on Monday 26 June 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that nuns in enclosed Orders are not able to vote by post; and whether he will amend the regulations so that such people are not disfranchised.

The question whether or not nuns in enclosed Orders are entitled to vote by post under Section 12 of the Representation of the People Act, 1949, falls to be determined by the registration officer to whom an application is made, or by a court on appeal under Section 45 against his decision. Any amendment of Section 12 would require legislation.