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Elections (Voting Rights)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report a list of those countries whose nationals are allowed to vote in United Kingdom elections and which extend the same privilege to British nationals.

Citizens of the Irish Republic and British subjects who are citizens of Commonwealth countries other than the United Kingdom are entitled to vote in United Kingdom elections if they are resident here. United Kingdom nationals resident in the Irish Republic may vote in local and European Parliament elections in that country. Information about the voting rights of United Kingdom nationals resident in other countries is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Wormwood Scrubs124,000137,000142,000

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the present works programmes which have been approved for each

Brixton:Gate alteration432,000
Gander Device400,000
Replacement of Boilers342,000
Provision of dormitory accommodation416,000
Holloway:Completion of rebuilding6,653,000
Pentonville:Renewal of cell block heating23,000
Sanitation improvements89,000
Fire Mains53,000
Kitchen and Store30,000
New Showers30,000
Wandsworth:Security Measures538,000
Redevelopment of F wing862,000
Officers Mess99,000
New Mains distribution700,000
Gander Device456,000
Wormwood Scrubs:Fuel storage144,000
Laundry modifications250,000
Security Measures485,000
Gander Device and Lighting1,711,000
Hospital Improvements188,000
New Kitchen896,000
New Visits block460,000