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Board And Lodging Payments (Regulations)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications of the new regulations on board and lodging accommodation payments for the electoral registration of supplementary benefit claimants living temporarily in such accommodation.

Generally speaking, someone living at board and lodging accommodation for the periods mentioned in the regulations would be unlikely to qualify to register as an elector for that address, although he could qualify to register as an elector elsewhere. The decision in any individual case would be a matter for the electoral registration officer, who is answerable to the courts.