HL Deb 11 May 1976 vol 370 c942

The Earl of SELKIRK asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether Members of the House are entitled to postal votes at local elections if engaged in the business of the House on the day of the poll.


At any local election where postal voting is allowed, a postal vote may be granted to anyone unable or likely to be unable to go to the polling station by reason of the general nature of his occupation, service or employment. The interpretation of these provisions in a particular case is a matter for the registration officer concerned.