Skip to main content

Prison Service

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Prison Service takes to enable remand prisoners to vote by post or proxy in (a) local elections and (b) general elections. (117623)

Prison Service Order 4650, a copy of which I have placed in the Library today, sets out the mandatory actions that Governors must take to enable remand prisoners to vote. This includes displaying signs in reception areas and issuing guidance to individual prisoners on how to exercise their right to vote.