§ Mr. Hawkins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the Consumers Association concerning the effect on social exclusion of commercial use of the electoral register. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The Consumers Association wrote to my right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, on 21 October about the recommendation of the Working Party on Electoral Procedures that electors should be given a choice over whether their personal details should be included in the version of the electoral register which is available for sale.