Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (370)

Trevor Sargent

Ceist:

446 Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his views on an inequity whereby local councillors can get the electoral register free as soon as it is available this year whereas candidates for the June 2004 elections will not be entitled to free copies until they are officially nominated only weeks before the election; and if he would consider acting to rectify this. [3932/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The facility of furnishing copies of the register of electors free of charge to elected members of the Dáil, Seanad, Members of the European Parliament, local authorities and duly nominated candidates at elections was established by the legislature in the context of the Electoral Act 1992 (Rule 13 of the Second Schedule). There are no proposals to amend these legislative provisions.