HC Deb 29 October 1970 vol 805 c170W
66. Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that electoral registration officers compile accurate electoral registers and that sufficient resources are devoted to these ends.

Mr. Sharples

Electoral registration officers are well aware of their statutory responsibilities and have all the guidance, powers and resources they need, but an accurate register depends also on householders giving accurate information and on people checking the electors lists when these are displayed.