HC Deb 15 December 1977 vol 941 c352W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if consideration has been given to a system requiring rather than inviting people to vote at General Elections; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John

This matter was considered by the 1965–68 Speaker's Conference on Electoral Law which recommended that voting should not be made compulsory. We have no reason to think that circumstances have changed since then so as to justify further consideration of the matter.

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