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Caravan Owners (Electoral Registration)

Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the statutory provisions that govern the rights of caravan owners on restricted sites to go on the electoral register in areas where they are required to pay individual rates.

I have been asked to reply.The statutory provisions relating to the electoral register are contained in Sections 1–10 of the Representation of the People Act 1949. Apart from requirements of nationality and age the main requirement for inclusion in the register is residence in the relevant constituency on the qualifying date of 10th October each year—15th September in Northern Ireland. Electoral law makes no distinction between different categories of ratepayers.