HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 c784W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to seek to provide postal voting at parliamentary and local government elections for all persons in receipt of the State registered pension, the registered disabled and the registered blind.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Blindness and physical incapacity are already grounds for entitlement to a postal vote at parliamentary elections and at most local government elections. Any extension of this entitlement would, in the first instance, be a matter for consideration by a Speaker's Conference on electoral law.