HL Deb 10 April 2003 vol 647 cc52-3WA
Lord Rogan

asked her Majesty's Government:

How many application forms for Northern Ireland electoral identity cards have been returned to applicants for correction; and how many of these have subsequently been resubmitted for processing. [HL2147]

The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

A total of 6,993 application forms had been returned to applicants for correction by 8 April. The corrections required related either to incomplete filling of the form or because of inconsistency between the personal data provided in the application and that given for electoral registration. While the application and validation procedures do not provide a count of resubmitted forms, a record is maintained of all unresolved applications which have not yet resulted in the issue of a card. The Electoral Office will be taking special action to deal with outstanding applications during the latter part of April and early May.