§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct the election officers, in each of the European election constituencies, to issue to the agents of each prospective candidate a full set of electoral registers for the constituency free of charge; and if he will make a statement on the practice currently being adopted in the north Wales constituency for the June 1989 Euro-elections.
§ Mr, Douglas Hogg
No. The Representation of the People Regulations 1986 (as applied by the European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 1986) include the provision of two free copies of each electoral register in force to each candidate at a European Parliamentary election, and it is the duty of electoral registration officers and acting returning officers to comply with this provision. We are considering the possible need for some further guidance on this point,.