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Representation of the People

Delegated Legislation – in the House of Commons at 4:33 pm on 31st October 2019.

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  • Division number 17
    A majority of MPs voted in favour of "data matching" with Department for Work and Pensions records to enable electoral roll officers to identify homes where electors are unlikely to have changed since the previous year, and to use electronic means such as an email or text message to confirm who lives at such properties.

That the draft Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019, which were laid before this House on 14 October, be approved.—(Leo Docherty.)

Division number 17 Draft Representation of the People (Annual Canvass) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 — Data Matching — Paperless Process

A majority of MPs voted in favour of "data matching" with Department for Work and Pensions records to enable electoral roll officers to identify homes where electors are unlikely to have changed since the previous year, and to use electronic means such as an email or text message to confirm who lives at such properties.

Aye: 206 MPs

No: 33 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 407 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 206, Noes 33.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 118(6)),