§ Mr. Waller
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is issued to electoral 190W registration officers about the release to political parties, candidates and others of computer compatible media holding published electoral register data.
§ Mr. Mellor
The Representation of the People Act and Regulations 1983 make no provision for the supply of copies of the electoral register other than in its printed form. Electoral registration officers are advised not to supply any data they hold which are not included in the published register. The policy on this issue is under review.