HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c56W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to stop the sale of election registers to commercial organisations; and under what authority such sales are presently authorised. [38259]

Mr. Sackville

None. Under regulation 18(2) of the Representation of the People Regulations 1990, the electoral registration officer appointed by each London borough or district council is required to sell the register upon publication to anyone who has ordered copies before 1 November in the previous year.