Electoral Register

Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what information the Committee holds on what income local authorities receive from the sale of electoral registers to the private sector.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

The Electoral Commission does not hold this information.

However, the Commission’s guidance to Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) recommends that EROs maintain a record of the transactions of sales of the registers, which should be available for public scrutiny. The cost of purchasing electoral registers is prescribed in legislation.

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