Clause 9 — Registration officers: duty to takenecessary steps

Part of Orders of the Day — Electoral Administration Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 8th November 2005.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock 5:45 pm, 8th November 2005

Has my hon. Friend taken cognisance of the fact that, particularly in London, a growing number of people have two homes? We should encourage them to be registered at both homes, especially as they have a legitimate interest in municipal government, but many of them will be exercised by the fact they could be twice required to serve on a jury in two jurisdictions. I wonder whether he and my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister will consider allowing such people to opt for jury service in one of the areas where they have a home, rather than in both. Such a double requirement serves as a disincentive for people to register in London.

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Thurrock Labour-Watch
Posted on 9 Nov 2005 6:39 pm (Report this annotation)

Of course a very interesting question from Mr Mackinlay. Especially as he appears on the electoral register in Tilbury and Chessington!