§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in what forms he holds information on the numbers of postal, proxy and expatriate votes issued and used during the 1987 and 1992 general elections.
§ Mr. Hanley
The chief electoral officer for Northern Ireland holds information, defined by parliamentary constituency, on the number of postal votes issued and the number of postal votes returned. He also records the number of proxies appointed and the number of overseas voters registered but not the number of proxy or overseas votes cast.