41. Mr. J. T. Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that it is essential that the spring register of electors should be published one month earlier than the present date, which is inconveniently close to the county council elections; and if he will, therefore, now introduce the necessary legislation and cause the printing to be undertaken by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
My right hon. and learned Friend is aware that it would be convenient if the register could be published earlier in those years in which the ordinary county council elections are held, but he regrets that the hon. Member's suggestion would not be practicable.