§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that those people who may be exempted from the community charge clue to severe mental impairment will still retain their right to vote.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Payment of the community charge is not one of the qualifications for the franchise. It continues to be the duty of the electoral registration officer to have a house-to-house or other sufficient inquiry made as to the persons entitled to be registered to vote.