HC Deb 27 April 1988 vol 132 c190W
41. Mr. Andrew Welsh

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any proposals for action to combat the decline in the numbers on the electoral register in Scotland.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The preparation of electoral registers is the statutory duty of the electoral registration officers. My right hon. and learned Friend is confident that their aim is to produce as comprehensive and accurate a register as possible, and proposes to support them as before with appropriate publicity campaigns.