HC Deb 23 July 2004 vol 424 c851W
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. [185272]

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

1999 5
2000 1
2001 10
2002 1
1These data are on the principal offence basis.