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 Strabolgi Lord Strabolgi Labour 3:13 pm, 7th July 2010

Is the Minister aware that a number of authorities cut down on the officials working in the polling stations for reasons of economy, thus preventing many electors from voting because the queues got longer and longer and moved more and more slowly? Will the Government ensure that this sort of petty economy is not used to deprive people of their vote?