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Elections: Fraud

Volume 457: debated on Friday 23 February 2007

To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to collate information from the Crown Prosecution Service on the level of electoral fraud and the number of investigations into alleged fraud. (119594)

The Electoral Commission informs me that it works with the Crown Prosecution Service to collate data on instances and allegations of electoral malpractice. It is currently considering whether this data could usefully be disaggregated by specific categories of actual or alleged electoral offences. A decision on this will be reached shortly.