§ Mr. Tony Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) arrests and (b) convictions for electoral fraud there have been in each of the last four years. 
§ Paul Goggins
Arrest data are not collected centrally at the level of detail requested.
The information collected centrally by the Home Office is limited to various fraud Mated offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983 and is shown in the table. Similar offences, under other fraud and forgery provisions, cannot be separately identified.
Offenders1 found guilty at all courts of various fraud related
offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983,
England and Wales 1999 to 2002
Offence description: Tampering with nomination and ballot papers
etc., making false declarations as to election expenses, bribery,
treating, undue influence and personation offences
Number 1999 5 2000 1 2001 10 2002 1 1These data are on the principal offence basis.