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Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 28th 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 if she will take steps to ensure that the qualifications required to vote by post in England, Scotland and Wales are the same as those required in Northern Ireland.

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

The availability of postal voting on demand in England, Scotland and Wales has proved very popular, with many electors finding it a convenient way to vote.

Through the Electoral Administration Act 2006, as approved by Parliament, we have put in place a range of measures to strengthen the security of postal voting in England, Scotland and Wales, and to ensure postal votes are securely cast and counted.

The Government do not consider there is sufficient justification to make further changes that would restrict the availability of postal voting in England, Scotland and Wales, as is the case in Northern Ireland.

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Robert Horner
Posted on 31 Mar 2007 3:40 pm (Report this annotation)

Postal voting has been repeatedly show to be open to fraud and yet this pack of morons still laud it .

Elliott Elliott
Posted on 31 Mar 2007 5:33 pm

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