asked the Secretary of State for War what steps he has taken to ensure that all those serving in the Army have been fully informed of their right to vote and have been provided with all facilities for doing so.
§ Mr. Head
All men on entering the Army have their electoral rights explained to them and they are reminded of these every year. At the same time they are given facilities to register as a Service voter.
When a General Election is announced a notice giving full information is displayed on all unit notice boards at home and commands overseas instruct voters how to record their votes. For the forthcoming Election the necessary signals were dispatched by the War Office on 18th April.
Details of the procedure are contained in the pamphlet "Elections—Registration and Voting Procedures," 1954, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.