HC Deb 29 April 1998 vol 311 c137W
Mr. Öpik

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reduce the age of candidature for public elections to 18 years; and if he will make a statement. [40130]

Mr. George Howarth

The Working Party on Electoral Procedures, which I chair, will, as part of its review, consider what should be the minimum age for standing as a candidate for election.