§ Mrs. Rosie Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what clarification and guidance he issues to electoral registration officers in pursuance of their statutory obligation under section 53 of the Representation of the People Act 1986.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Advice on the exercise of their responsibilities under the Representation of the People Acts and regulations is currently given to electoral registration officers in the Home Office RPA circular No. 296 of 20 November 1985, a copy of which is in the Library.