HL Deb 18 December 2001 vol 630 c36WA
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 5 December (HL Deb, col. 830), whether they consider that the 32 County Sovereignty Movement should be registered with the Electoral Commission. [HL1952]

The Minister of State, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

Political organisations are only required to apply to be added to the Register of Political Parties compiled by the Electoral Commission if they intend to put up candidates at a relevant election. These include parliamentary elections; elections to the European Parliament; elections to the Scottish Parliament; elections to the National Assembly for Wales; elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly; local government elections, and local elections in Northern Ireland.