Individual Electoral Registration

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 15th September 2010.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office 12:30 pm, 15th September 2010

While we are looking into data-matching, we are also going to look at other public databases-the hon. Gentleman has just mentioned a couple-to see whether, using that information, we can contact people who are eligible to vote but who are not on the register. They could then be contacted to check their further eligibility-their citizenship, for example-and encouraged to register to vote. The hon. Gentleman has made a useful and worthwhile point.