Constitutional Affairs Committee

Press notice 8 of Session 2004-05                         26 January 2005


The Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions will be hearing evidence for their joint inquiry into Electoral registration on the following date:

Tuesday 1 February
2.15 pm
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
Operation Black Vote
British Youth Council
Help the Aged

3.00 pm
Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA)
Scottish Assessors Association
SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers)

The Committees plan to hold the final evidence session for this joint inquiry on:

Monday 7 February
Rt. Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister for Local and Regional Government and Fire, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Christopher Leslie MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs

All times are approximate

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committees, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons. Those wishing to attend the meeting should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.

Notes for Editors:
1. The joint inquiry will be investigating a number of issues including: the advantages of individual registration; strategies for encouraging registration; issues of geographic and ethnic variations in levels of registration; alternative registration systems; difficulties experienced by those unable to complete forms; availability, confidentiality and security of the register. Please see the Committee’s Press notice 3 for further details.
2. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Alan Beith MP (Chairman), Peter Bottomley MP, Mr Hilton Dawson MP, Mr James Clappison MP, Ross Cranston QC MP, Mr Andrew Rosindell MP, Mr Clive Soley MP, Mrs Ann Cryer MP, Keith Vaz MP, Mr Jim Cunningham MP, Dr Alan Whitehead MP
3. Press notice: 8

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