HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 cc215-6W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many allegations of fraud are being investigated in connection with the use of postal ballots in the local elections; and if he will make a statement. [55715]

Dr. Whitehead

It is for the police locally to investigate any allegations of fraud. Records of such investigations are not centrally recorded. Should either the Electoral Commission or local electoral administrators identify any issues of particular concern in relation to fraud or the procedures for processing postal votes, they will alert us.