HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 c846
31. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state when the new Electoral Register will be ready to come into operation at by-elections.

Mr. H. Morrison

The appointed day for the coming into force of the new Electoral Register will be a day two months subsequent to the completion of the sorting and arranging in all registration areas of the material now being transferred from national registration officers to electoral registration officers. I am not yet in a position to say when this sorting process will have been everywhere completed.

Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew

When these registers are compiled, how long will there be for people to find out mistakes and have alterations made if necessary?

Mr. Morrison

I forget. There is provision for it, but it is not as thorough as it was under the old system.