HL Deb 10 July 2001 vol 626 cc73-4WA
Lord Greaves

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What research they have commissioned or intend to commission into the effect that the new provisions for postal voting had on turnout at the general election. [HL126]

The Minister of State, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

The Electoral Commission, which was established by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, will publish a report on various aspects of the administration of the general election in accordance with Section 5 of the Act.