Joint Committee on the Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill - First Report
Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 16 December 2013.


Terms of Reference

Executive summary

1 Introduction

2 The history of prisoner voting in the United Kingdom

3 The history of prisoner voting and the European Convention on Human Rights

4 Parliamentary sovereignty and the European Court of Human Rights

5 Is there a rational basis for disenfranchisement?

6 Practicalities of disenfranchisement and re-enfranchisement

7 Proportionality

8 The way forward

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Members and interests

Appendix 2: List of oral evidence

Appendix 3: List of written evidence

Appendix 4: Call for written evidence

Appendix 5: Note of visit to HMP Downview and HMP High Down

Formal Minutes

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