§ Mr. Tracey
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the chief electoral officer for Northern Ireland to publish a report on the Northern Ireland Assembly elections.
§ Mr. Prior
The 1982–83 annual report of the chief electoral officer for Northern Ireland was laid before Parliament today. It is laid under the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 and refers to his responsibilities for the registration for, and the conduct of, district council and Assembly elections in Northern Ireland. It covers the year ending on 31 March 1983, during which period the Northern Ireland Assembly elections took place. I should like to record my appreciation of the valuable work done by the chief electoral officer and his staff.