HC Deb 07 May 1999 vol 330 c483W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received in the last 12 months in favour of a review of proxy voting.[83466]

Mr. George Howarth

Six letters about proxy voting procedures have been received in the last 12 months though none of them asked specifically for a review. The Home Office Working Party on Electoral Procedures which I chair is examining absent voting generally, along with other electoral issues, and is looking at proxy voting as part of this process.