My right hon. Friend says that the problem of ballot papers being issued to those who are not eligible to take part in this election has been identified and cured. Can he therefore give us an idea of the scale of the problem? How many of these wrong ballot papers were issued?
We believe it to have been around 5,000.
[Official Report, 9 June 2016, Vol. 611, c. 1364.]
Letter of correction from Mr Letwin:
An error has been identified in my response to my right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox).
The correct answer should have been:
We believe it to have been 3,502.
The following is an extract from the debate on the EU Referendum: Voter Registration on 9 June 2016: