HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2254-5W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will describe the various stages in the process of registration of voters now in progress, and the dates of completion of each stage.

Mr. H. Morrison

Electoral Registration Regulations will provide for the publication in every constituency on a date not later than 31st March of lists of persons who appear to be qualified for inclusion in the Civilian Residence and Business Premises Registers. These lists will be open to claims and objections which will require to be lodged and disposed of within specified dates after the publication of the list in respect of which the claim or objection is made. Thereafter it is intended to publish on 7th May Registers of Civilian Residence and Business Premises and Service electors. Owing to the printing difficulties it will not in all cases be possible to reprint a list subsequent to the result of claims and objections. In cases where a list is not reprinted the names of persons successfully objected to will be deleted from the electors list, and a supplementary list of successful claimants will be published.