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Prisoners: Voting Rights

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) who the respondents were to the second round of consultation on voting rights for prisoners; (308289)

(2) how many respondents to the second round of consultation on voting rights for prisoners were convicted prisoners.

The second stage consultation on the voting rights of convicted prisoners closed on 29 September. A detailed analysis of the replies to the second stage consultation—including a breakdown of respondents—will be available upon publication of the Government's response. There have been over 100 responses to the consultation from a number of different groups including charities, local authorities, members of the public and prisoners, which we are currently considering carefully.