141019 - Bangladesh: Elections (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on voter registration in rural areas in Bangladesh for the forthcoming general election in that country.

Mark Field

​The FCO is keen to see accurate voter registration lists compiled and updated throughout Bangladesh in advance of the forthcoming general election, this is why we have called on the Government of Bangladesh and opposition parties to allow the Election Commission to carry out its important work independently and free of political interference.