HC Deb 30 April 1964 vol 694 c93W
59. Sir P. Agnew

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are made for recording their vote in a British General Election, in the case of the following categories of persons and their wives, working in the German Federal Republic, namely, British Service personnel constituting forces mainly assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, British civilians attached to those forces and British civilians working directly for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, respectively.

Mr. Woodhouse

Members of the forces, and their wives if residing outside the United Kingdom in order to be with their husbands, are eligible to be registered as service voters and to vote by proxy. The voting position of the other categories mentioned depends on whether or not they are "Crown servants" for purposes of electoral law. If they are, they and their wives are eligible to be registered under the service voters provisions. If they are not, they will be able to vote by proxy only if they have satisfied the registration officer that they are entitled to be treated as absent voters by reason of the general nature of their occupation, service or employment; wives accompanying them will not necessarily be able to do the same.