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Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any manual counts took place during the Scottish (a) parliamentary and (b) local election areas which used electronic counting to verify the accuracy of the counting machines. (141634)

It is for individual Returning Officers to decide on the conduct of the count. All 32 Returning Officers chose to conduct the count electronically and are confident of the accuracy of the result.