HC Deb 17 April 1975 vol 890 cc160-1W
Mr. Stanley

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will by order enable Members of Parliament, the constituency associations of the political parties represented in Parliament, and accredited representatives of the Britain in Europe and the National Referendum Campaign to use schools for public meetings between the date of the Royal Assent to the Referendum Bill and the date of the referendum.

Mr. Edward Short

Yes. The referendum order will apply Section 82 of the Representation of the People Act 1949 to the referendum so as to permit rooms in schools to which that section applies and subject to the conditions specified in that section to be used by any person for the purpose of holding a meeting in connection with the referendum between publication of the notice of the poll and polling day.