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Electoral Review

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what opportunities there will be for public consultation and involvement following the publication of her Department’s Review of Electoral Systems; (86056)

(2) what the next stage of the Government’s electoral reform policy will be following the publication of the review of electoral systems;

(3) whether her Department’s review of electoral systems will be placed in the public domain.

The DCA internal review of voting systems introduced for the devolved administrations, the European Parliament and London Assembly elections being conducted by officials within my Department is under way. The review is desk based and is examining a range of existing publications and materials. Any decisions on next steps including publication and consultation will be taken in due course.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) when her Department’s review of electoral systems is expected to report; (86067)

(2) what progress has been made with her Department’s Review of Electoral Systems.

Work is ongoing on the Department’s internal review of voting systems of the new electoral systems introduced for the devolved Administrations (the Northern Ireland Assembly, the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament), the European Parliament and Greater London Assembly. Decisions on any next steps will be taken in due course.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what form her review of electoral systems took; and what evidence was submitted by interested organisations. (86365)

The Department for Constitutional Affairs internal review of voting systems is desk based and is examining a range of existing publications and materials. No submissions have been sought.