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Voting Rights

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what discussions the Lord Chancellor has had with the Minister for Finance, Local Government and Communities in the Welsh Assembly Government on the introduction of votes for 16-year olds; and if he will make a statement. [106205]

None. However, the Government welcomes the current review of voting age by the independent Electoral Commission, which will include a public consultation paper to be issued widely this summer. The Government will give serious and careful consideration to any recommendations arising from the review.