HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 c748W
28. Mr. Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in the past year concerning the voting rights of homeless people; and if he will make a statement. [6176]

Mr. Sackville

As well as a small amount of correspondence from members of the public, we have received some 15 representations from hon. Members, mostly urging us to issue guidance to electoral registration officers. In addition, a petition organised byThe Big Issue was received. Officials have also been in correspondence with organisations representing the homeless. Guidance was issued in July.