HC Deb 18 February 1964 vol 689 cc184-5W
Q16. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Prime Minister why he will not take the necessary action to ensure that all political parties contesting the forthcoming General Election should declare to the Registrar-General all information concerning their membership, income, donations and investments.

The Prime Minister

Apart from other considerations I do not think that this duty could properly be laid on the Registrar-General whose functions mainly relate to the registration of births, deaths and marriages and the preparation of demographic statistics.