HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c87W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards granting British citizens resident in the European Economic Community voting rights in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

The Government accept in principle the arguments for extending the franchise to British citizens living in the European Community, but they wish to see the views of the House of Commons Select Committee on Home Affairs, which is examining this question as part of its inquiry this Session into the Representation of the People Acts, as to how this should be given effect.