§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the numbers of people at the last election who used(a) proxy, (b) absent and (c) postal votes in the parliamentary constituency of Christchurch.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
There were 1,356 electors on the postal voters list in the Christchurch constituency at the last general election, and 1,220 postal ballot paper covering envelopes were returned. Information about the number of electors voting by proxy is not collected centrally.