§ Baroness Amos
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has made the following Ministerial Statement.
The Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland, Mr Denis Stanley, is responsible for all aspects of electoral administration in Northern Ireland, including the conduct of all elections and referendums; and for electoral registration. In accordance with Section 14 of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962, the Chief Electoral Officer is required to submit an annual report to the Secretary of State.
I am pleased to announce that the annual report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland for the year 2003–04 has been laid before Parliament. Copies are available in the Library.