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Trade Unions: Electronic Voting

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to section 4 of the Trade Union Act 2016, when he plans to commission an independent review of electronic balloting; and which organisations he plans to consult before preparing his response to that review.

Photo of Nicholas Boles Nicholas Boles The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

The Trade Union Act establishes that the Government will commission an independent review of electronic balloting in trade union industrial action ballots within six months of the passing of the Act, which received Royal Assent on 4 May 2016.

The Government is currently considering the next steps before the launch of the independent review and will provide further details in due course.

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