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Electoral Register

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will meet representatives of private sector credit reference agencies to discuss research into levels of unregistered voters and private sector involvement in increasing levels of voter registration.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government are committed to tackling under-registration. The introduction of individual electoral registration will allow us to take steps to improve the completeness of the register, and the Government will publish draft legislation shortly.

My Department will be working with a range of stakeholders to develop the detailed operational policy for individual electoral registration, including ways in which we can tackle under-registration. As part of this work, the Electoral Commission is conducting research into electoral registration levels in a project funded by the Cabinet Office, which will provide a robust estimate of completeness and accuracy.

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