§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European Economic Community Governments have made arrangements for their nationals living in other European Economic Community countries to participate in the forthcoming direct elections; and what steps he is taking to enable British subjects similarly to participate.
§ Mr. John
I understand that six EEC countries have made arrangements for their nationals resident in other Community countries to participate in the election of their representatives to the European Assembly. Under the European Assembly Elections Act 1978, only those British subjects who are on a current electoral register and who are otherwise qualified may vote.