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E-voting Pilots

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the procurement exercise notice to find providers for the e-voting pilots in the May 2007 local elections. (102829)

The procurement exercise was conducted according to EU procurement procedures and the notice the hon. Member refers to is a public document. I will be happy to place a copy in the House Library.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the budget is for the e-voting pilots in the May 2007 local elections. (102842)

The total DCA budget for funding the 2007 pilots is likely to be between £5 million and £10 million, depending on the number and content of pilots approved by the Secretary of State.