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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 20th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Conal Gregory Mr Conal Gregory , City of York 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

Will my right hon. Friend consider an urgent debate on the Representation of the People Act 1983, in view of the widespread practice in the student community of planning for and voting twice at parliamentary elections? Will he draw to the attention of the House the fact that that offence may result in a penalty of £2,000 as well as disfranchisement? May we have a debate to allow us to consider abuses by the student community at the ballot box?