Skip to main content

Electoral Register

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance the Government have issued on whether political parties may use the full version of the electoral register for (a) party political fundraising purposes and (b) survey canvassing. (89487)

The Representation of the People Regulations 2002 enables political parties to be supplied with a copy of the full electoral register. The full electoral register can then be used by the political party for “electoral” purposes and in complying with the controls on donations as stated in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. The Government have not issued guidance on this issue.