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Electoral Register (Lone Women)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in order to provide protection for

non-British citizens. The table (which covers requests made to both foreign and Commonwealth Governments but not the Republic of Ireland) gives the total number of requests made in the period 1982 to 1986. Requests granted in a year later than that in which the requests were made are given by year of request. Some of the requests are still pending. Requests granted include cases where the fugitive returned voluntarily.

women living on their own, he will amend the Representation of the People Regulations 1986 so that initials instead of forenames are entered on the electoral register.

Such a change would require fresh primary legislation and we are not persuaded that it should be made. The use of forenames is necessary to reduce the risk of personation and to assist staff at polling stations in identifying voters.