Devolution: England - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:19 pm on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour 12:19 pm, 28th July 2020

My Lords, however power is devolved, it is crucial that it remains democratically accountable, but such accountability is damaged when 8 million people who are eligible to vote are not on the electoral register and so cannot vote. In this country, the register is only 84% complete, compared with, for example, Canada, where it is 96% complete. Why do the Government not make more strenuous and effective efforts to complete the register?