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Voting Behaviour

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to (a) consider, (b) consult on and (c) conduct research into compulsory voting; and if he will make a statement. (198983)

There are currently no plans to consider compulsory voting. However, we are considering the factors that motivate people to exercise their right to vote and how we can promote the act of voting as a civic duty tied to the rights and responsibilities we all share as citizens. I will be making further announcements on this in due course.