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Draft bill on prisoner voting

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said a joint Commons and Lords committee will consider proposals on prisoner voting, including the option of retaining the ban.

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Prison votes announcement 'to be made shortly'

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said the Government is "considering how best to proceed" following the European Court of Human Rights' judgment on giving prisoners the right to vote.

"An announcement will be made to Parliament shortly", the spokesperson added.

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