§ Sir John Wheeler
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he holds as to which European Community countries use mechanical or electronic means to count votes at national elections.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Our information, which may be incomplete, is that electronic ballot paper counting machines are used at Lander, federal, European490W Parliament and—probably—some local elections in Germany. We shall try to obtain further details, and I will write to my hon. Friend when we have done so.