HC Deb 29 June 1961 vol 643 c652
32 and 33. Sir P. Agnew

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) to what extent he intends, at the time of bringing into operation the new proposed Constitution for Malta, to bring into use also a modernised system of electoral laws, including the abolition of voting certificates; and when the work of modernisation is to begin;

(2) whether, in revising the electoral laws for Malta, he will introduce compulsory registration of electors as in the United Kingdom.

Mr. H. Fraser

The electoral laws have been reviewed by Electoral Commissioners and proposals for their revision are now being considered by the Governor.

Sir P. Agnew

Can my hon. Friend say whether these proposals will be made public and whether the House will have an opportunity for any debate which may ensue on the constitutional proposals generally?

Mr. Fraser

They will be available to the House when they are gazetted.