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Elections: Fraud

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of electoral malpractice were reported by the police to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland in each year since 2000. (129412)

The Director of Public Prosecutions received reports of eight offences relating to electoral malpractice from the PSNI since 2000:

three offences in 2005 (one defendant);

two offences in 2002 (one defendant);

one offence in 2001 (one defendant);

two offences in 2000 (one defendant).