General Election: Voting Deadline — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:13 pm on 7th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour 3:13 pm, 7th July 2010

My Lords, is there not evidence that some local authorities are skimping on the funding that they are making available for the conduct of elections? In particular, polling officers in the individual stations are not being given sufficient training. That is causing real problems in the way that they then deal with issues that arise on election day.