Mr. J. Enoch Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to voting at the general election on 9 June, what percentage of persons named on the electoral register of the constituencies of Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh and South Tyrone he estimates were (a) 27W deceased on or before polling day, (b) aged under 18 years on polling day, (c) registered as absent voters and (d) unable to vote in person but not so registered.
§ Mr. Prior
The information in respect of(a), (b) and (c), expressed as percentages of all names on the electoral register on 9 June 1983 in both of the constituencies concerned, is as follows:
Mid-Ulster Fermanagh and South Tyrone (a) deceased on or before polling day 0.59 0.57 (b) aged under 18 years on polling day 1.48 1.52 (c) registered as absent voters 4.3 6.5
It is not possible to provide the information requested at (d). However, the numbers of new postal voting applications allowed (ie. postal votes issued to people other than those on the standing list of absent voters), expressed as percentages of all the names on the respective registers, were:
Mid-Ulster Fermanagh and South Tyrone 3.37 4.15