HC Deb 12 April 1945 vol 409 cc1982-3
65. Mr. John Grimston

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will extend the time available for objections to be made to the new register of electors in the St. Albans Division.

Mr. H. Morrison

The Electoral Registration Regulations which were approved by Parliament last month provide that nine days shall be available for the making of claims and objections. This period has elapsed in the case of the electors lists for the St. Albans Division, which were published on 31st March, and I have no power to extend the period.

Mr. Grimston

Is my right hon. Friend aware that these lists were available only two days before the expiration of the time?

Mr. Morrison

I am advised that they were published on 31st March. If my hon. Friend has convincing information to the contrary I will, of course, be glad to consider it, if he will let me have it.

Mr. Grimston

I will do so.