HC Deb 06 November 1947 vol 443 cc245-6W
94. Mr. Collins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the current electoral register contains numerous errors of double entry, inclusion of minors, retention of the names of persons long deceased or removed from the area, omission of residents of long standing, and is the worst register of recent years; and if he will take all possible measures to remove these faults in the next register.

Mr. Ede

I am aware that such errors occur, but I have no evidence that they are specially numerous in the current register. As my hon. Friend will know, the present system is temporary and the forthcoming electoral Bill will include fresh provisions on registration which will, I hope, take effect in 1949.