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Prisoners: Voting Rights

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to undertake the second stage of consultation on prisoners' voting rights. (252816)

In response to the Hirst (No. 2) judgment, the Government committed to undertake a two-stage consultation process. The first stage concluded in March 2007. The Government remain committed to carrying out this a second, more detailed public consultation, but we have not yet set a time-scale for this.