§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department will issue advice to poll tax officials on the powers in the Local Government Finance Act that allow an electoral registration officer to inspect the registers.
§ Mr. Key
Detailed guidance on the responsibilities of community charge registration officers is contained in the community charge practice notes, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House. The Home Office also issued guidance on 10 August 1990 which advises electoral registration officers on their right of access to the community charges register.