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House of Commons Hansard
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Departments: Databases
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission what databases are controlled by the Electoral Commission; and what percentage of the data in each database is estimated to be inaccurate or out of date. [124046]

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The Electoral Commission is statutorily required to maintain records of the registered details and statutory income (including loans) and expenditure returns of political parties, third parties, permitted participants and regulated persons. The Commission informs me that it carries out thorough checks on income and expenditure returns to identify and correct inaccuracies.

In addition the Commission controls a number of administrative databases with contact details of its stakeholders. The Commission believes that the data in these databases are generally accurate and up to date.