§ Mr. Rossi
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement concerning the advice given by his Department to electoral registration officers that the organisers of campaigns in the coming referendum have to pay for copies of the electoral registers in each constituency out of the moneys provided by Parliament for the conduct of their campaigns.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Neither the Referendum Bill introduced on 26th March nor the draft Referendum Order (Cmnd. 6004) makes provision for any change in the existing regulations governing the supply of copies of the electoral register. Specific assistance for the campaign would under the present proposals be limited to the provision of grants to the two organisations named in Clause 3 of the Bill. Electoral registration officers who have inquired about this have been advised accordingly.