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Voting Rights: Prisoners

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice when she expects her Department’s consultation process on the right of convicted prisoners to vote to be completed. (135907)

The Government are currently analysing the responses to the first stage consultation document. Once this analysis is complete, a second consultation document will be produced, to consider how any changes might work in practice.

Our current plans are as set out in the action plan submitted to the Committee of Ministers for responding to the Hirst judgment. That indicates that we hope to conclude the consultation process on this subject by January 2008.