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House of Commons Hansard
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Voting Rights: Armed Forces
23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects his Department to receive the report of the working group on the voting rights of members of the armed forces. [323657]

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The working group meets on a regular basis, most recently in early March. I have written to parliamentary colleagues who attended the meeting on service voting in December to give an interim update from the working group and share the group's consideration of the suggestions made at that meeting. The Government are consulting on longer term options to support service personnel and their families to vote in elections, and I have also written to Opposition parties, asking that the parties sign up to the commitment to consult on a cross-party basis.