HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 cc73-4W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to eliminate fraud in respect of proxy voting. [41584]

Mr. George Howarth

The Working Party on Electoral Procedures, which I chair, will be examining both proxy and postal voting. We will pay particular attention to the need to achieve a balance between accessibility and the prevention of abuse.