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Divisions: Electronic Voting

Question for Leader of the House

UIN 29206, tabled on 13 March 2020

To ask the Leader of the House, what plans he has to introduce electronic voting in divisions; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

18 March 2020

The government supports the current voting arrangements and believes that they provide the necessary checks and balances to produce definitive and accurate results. Changes to voting procedures should only ever be taken forward once potential consequences have been fully thought through, where there is substantial support for change from across the House and where change is in the interests of enabling MPs to do a more effective job. The Government is of the view that votes should require Members to attend the division lobbies and is not persuaded that there is a need to introduce electronic voting.

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