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Requirement of Postal Ballot for Certain Ballots and Elections

Part of Orders of the Day — Employment Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 10th February 1988.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 4:26 pm, 10th February 1988

My hon. Friend makes a valid point. More than one method can seriously be considered. It is arguable—I agree with my hon. Friend—that existing methods, even on the Government's criterion of protection from abuse, are better alternatives than what the Government insist on, and they achieve a higher turnout.