HC Deb 17 December 1959 vol 615 c1637
34. Mr. McLaren

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will arrange for entries in electoral registers relating to Service voters to be reviewed or re-registered annually, with a view to the elimination of the names of persons no longer possessing a Service qualification.

Mr. Vosper

Arrangements already exist for the removal of the names of those who have ceased to have a Service qualification. An alteration of these arrangements on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend would require legislation and my right hon. Friend is not at present convinced that there is a case for He will be glad to examine any evidence sent to him.

Mr. Chetwynd

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at the last election many people who were shown as Service voters had been out of the Service for probably ten years or more?

Mr. Vosper

If the right hon. Gentleman can send me details of specific cases, I will examine them to see where the existing machinery has failed.