New Clause 5 — Prisoners Voting

Orders of the Day — Electoral Administration Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 11th January 2006.

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'No person who has—

(a) been convicted of any criminal offence, and

(b) is currently serving a sentence of imprisonment and is detained in full-time custody in consequence thereof,

shall be included on the register of electors.'.—[Mrs. Laing.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes 170, Noes 375.

Division number 122

See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)

Question accordingly negatived.