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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to consult (a) the electoral commission, (b) the electoral reform society, (c) Bite the Ballot, (d) Operation Black Vote and (e) other third sector organisations on the Government's proposed bill on electoral integrity.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Throughout the development of our work on electoral integrity we have consulted with a broad range of representative groups, charities and civil society organisations. We will continue consultation with all of these organisations, keeping Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at the core of our planning for the roll out of voter ID in Great Britain.

We have successfully conducted 15 local authority pilots, and will continue to work closely with the Electoral Commission and other organisations expert in the delivery of elections. We will continue to welcome the views of all stakeholders with an interest in voter ID as we take forward measures to improve the integrity and accessibility of our elections.

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