§ Baroness Gould of Potternewton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they accept the finding of the 1994 Report of the Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys that 3 million eligible voters are missing from the electoral register; and what efforts they are making to rectify the situation.
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch):
No accurate estimate of the number of eligible people not on electoral registers is available, although the number of names recorded on parliamentary electoral registers in Great Britain in 1994 was 42,624,000, compared with an estimated resident population of eligible age of 44,780,000. To 30WA encourage people to register to vote, the Government runs television advertising campaigns and supports electoral registration officers by giving advice on best practice based on annual research.