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Age of Majority

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will consider introducing a pilot scheme for lowering the voting age to 16 years to ascertain the effects on (a) political engagement and (b) electoral turnout. (139574)

The Government have no immediate plans to introduce pilot schemes to ascertain the effects of lowering the voting age to 16.