HC Deb 14 March 2002 vol 381 cc1243-4W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list the constituencies which have marked registers missing from the 2001 general election. [30104]

Ms Rosie Winterton

It is the responsibility of returning officers to ensure that marked registers are despatched to the Clerk of the Crown in good order and complete.

The Guidance to Acting Returning Officers in England and Wales was revised and reissued by the Home Office prior to the general election in 2001 and, at the request of this Department, specifically sought to remind them of previous concerns about incomplete and missing registers.

Given that context, the list is of constituencies in England and Wales where, to date, some marked registers, or part of them, are or appear to be missing is as follows:

  • Aylesbury
  • Bassetlaw
  • Battersea
  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool, North and Fleetwood
  • Carlisle
  • Chesterfield
  • Chipping Barnet
  • City of Chester
  • Don Valley
  • Doncaster, North
  • East Surrey
  • East Yorkshire
  • Eastleigh
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Enfield, North
  • Greenwich and Woolwich
  • Halifax
  • Harborough
  • Hastings and Rye
  • Hazel Grove Hereford
  • Hexham
  • Kettering
  • Kingswood
  • Milton Keynes, South-West
  • Mole Valley
  • Newark
  • North Wiltshire
  • Northampton, South
  • Oxford, East
  • Oxford, West and Abingdon
  • Peterborough
  • Portsmouth, South
  • Reading, East
  • Romsey
  • Selby
  • Sittingbourne
  • Sleaford and North Hykeham
  • South Dorset
  • South Staffordshire
  • Torridge and West Devon
  • Twickenham
  • Warwick
  • Waveney.

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