HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 c232W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in order to reduce the heavy cost which is thrown on the local authorities by the preparation of the registers of electors, he can arrange for the second register to take the form of a printed supplement to the, first register, showing the changes which have taken; place?


Various schemes have been proposed as to the form of the electors lists and registers with the view of reducing the cost of printing. Under one of these schemes, the, spring register of each year would take the form suggested by the hon. Member. Under another scheme, the electors lists for each new register would be in the form of supplements, but the register itself would be fully printed. A very considerable saving in cost is expected to be obtained if it is found possible to adopt one or other of the schemes. The matter is being considered.