§ 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.
§ 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.