HC Deb 18 January 1999 vol 323 c327W
23. Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on work planned by his Department to encourage higher voter participation in the(a) local and (b) European elections this year. [64372]

Mr. George Howarth

Local elections are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

Several interested organisations are running publicity campaigns for the elections to the European Parliament. In the light of this, we are currently considering how to make the best use of any funds which the Government may be able to provide for voter education purposes.

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