§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requirements he prescribes for providing and operating a polling station; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
The various requirements concerning the provision and operation of polling stations with which returning officers and their staff must comply at parliamentary elections are prescribed by schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983. Similar requirements are prescribed for local government elections by the Local Elections (Principal Areas) Rules 1973 and the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 1973 (as amended).