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Electronic Government: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 February 2008, Official Report, column 1985W, on electronic government: finance, when he plans to make detailed allocations of funding for e-democracy and e-participation projects in the next three years; and what criteria will be used to make those allocations. (204605)

The Ministry of Justice keeps the allocation of funding for projects that promote e-democracy under continuous review. Precise criteria are yet to be finalised, but funding decisions will take account of the degree to which projects encourage innovative approaches to online engagement and embed learning from the government’s online engagement experiences.

We are also in the process of reviewing the lessons we have learnt from previous electronic voting pilots. This will help us to plan our future activities around electronic voting.