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Electoral Register

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the proposed start and end dates for the consultation on the future of the edited version of the electoral register. [HL4731]

The Government are committed to holding a public consultation to establish how removing the provisions that govern the edited register would impact not just on individuals but the economy as a whole. The consultation will launch as soon as possible and it will run for a minimum period of 12 weeks. The consultation will enable the Government to build a firmer evidence base about the advantages and disadvantages of the edited register and consider the way forward on the basis of the responses received.