Electoral Registration — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:50 pm on 12th January 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Labour 1:50 pm, 12th January 2012

Although we support individual registration, many of us are concerned about the young-the 18 year-old who is not in school. I very much support the idea of doing some work in schools, as the noble Lord, Lord Tyler, suggested, but what do you do about the poorest who are not in school and who therefore may not be registered? The provision on households helped, whereby it was the single-parent mother-or whoever's name was on the lease-who put all the names on the registration form. How do we deal with that issue?