§ 64. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from members of the British Olympic team and accompanying officials about facilities for them to vote in the event of the election being held before 28th October, the date of their return from Tokyo; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
My right hon. Friend has received no formal representations. But in reply to an informal inquiry a letter was sent explaining the law relating to absent voting, and saying that in any individual case it is for the electoral registration officer to decide, subject to a right of appeal to the county court, whether absent voting facilities should be granted.