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Council of Europe warns over UK's prisoner vote option

The Council of Europe has told the UK it cannot include a blanket ban on prisoner voting as an option when it puts a bill before MPs.

It has also effectively given ministers until September to bring forward a bill, the BBC's James Landale says.

Last month the government published a draft bill with three options for MPs.

  • 10 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK