HC Deb 27 May 1966 vol 729 cc173-4W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that long-stay patients ill mental hospitals are not permitted to vote; and if he will seek to amend the Representation of the People Act 1949 tc allow those in residence for two years or more to vote.

Miss Bacon

This is a matter which is within the terms of reference of the Speaker's Conference on Electoral Law.