Electoral Commission: Powers

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Solicitor General, Shadow Minister (Justice), Shadow Solicitor General

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether her Department plans to strengthen the Electoral Commission's powers to take investigative and enforcement action.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

The Government are considering the recent review of the Electoral Commission by the Committee on Standards in Public Life and also the recommendations of the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee and Sir Hayden Phillips that relate to the regulatory role of the Electoral Commission.

The Government will provide a considered response in due course.

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