§ 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.