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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 Mr David Madel Mr David Madel , South West Bedfordshire 4:26 pm, 10th February 1988

Would the hon. Gentleman explain his case further? Clause 13 states that an individual trade unionist can have a voting paper sent to him by post at his home address or any other address which he has requested". There is nothing to stop a trade unionist asking for his ballot paper to be sent to his place of work. He has the choice. Therefore, if he is worried that his ballot paper will get lost in the post, he can use that provision to overcome the problem.