HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 cc110-1W
48. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the tabulated information with regard to invalidated ballot papers given by him recently was recorded at the time of the declaration of the poll; and if he will seek powers to direct returning officers in their respective constituencies to announce such information immediately after the declaration of the poll.

Sir F. Soskice

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes". As regards the second part, existing law permits a candidate or counting agent to copy the information at the time and it is thereafter open to public inspection. No further provision seems necessary.

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