P204 ORACLE 204 Sun17 Oct ITN 2211:01   MILITANT APPLIES  TO JOIN REGISTER The Militant Tendency has formally applied to join the Labour Party register of officially accepted groups. The application will arrive at Labour headquarters tomorrow. The register was designed to expel far Left groups, with Militant Tendency specifically in mind. Militant's application will pose a crucial test of the leadership's will to carry out expulsions of extremists. The question of how to deal with Militant is likely to be raised at the meeting of the Party's National Executive on October 27.