Electoral Pilots: All-postal Ballots

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representation they have had in the past two months in favour of holding all-postal ballots in the combined European and local elections in (a) the north-west, (b) Yorkshire and Humberside and (c) all other regions, other than the East Midlands and the north-east.

Photo of Lord Filkin Lord Filkin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs)

In the past two months, since the Electoral Commission published its recommendations regarding which regions should hold pilots in December, the Government have received (a) 21 letters supporting the north-west as a pilot area, (b) one supporting Yorkshire and the Humber, and (c) one supporting Scotland. These have been received by both the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

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