HC Deb 03 February 1983 vol 36 c160W
28. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the conditions governing the residential qualifications necessary for eligibility to vote.

Mr. Mayhew

It is the responsibility of each electoral registration officer to decide whether a person satisfies the residential qualifications necessary to be registered as an elector. The electoral registration officer's decision can be challenged in the courts. The Select Committee on Home Affairs is looking at the registration of electors as part of its inquiry into the Representation of the People Acts.