HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc174-5W
29. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, after the Secretaries of State for the Home Department and for Scotland have completed their examination of the defects in registration and in other aspects of election procedure brought out by the recent General Election, he will cause a statement to be issued covering the position in the United Kingdom and indicating what changes in procedure may be expected at the next election.

Mr. Ede

My right hon. Friend and I are satisfied on the information before us that the arrangements in force relating to registration and election procedure have worked reasonably well, and we contemplate no major changes. We are considering representations made to us, however, both in this House and from other quarters, on a number of points, and we shall submit to the House in due course the amendments we think it necessary to make to the existing Regulations.