Lord Maxton hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
My Lords, I rise to speak very reluctantly, because I live in Scotland, not down here, and therefore the local authorities that I am concerned with are those in Scotland. But I think that there are lessons to be learned, not for this Bill, oddly enough, but for Scotland from this Bill and the amendments that we have tabled. The fact is that what we have in Scotland, where the first example of...
My Lords, does the Minister agree that the best way of ensuring that we have full registration is a compulsory ID card with a biological identifier, which would then allow all people to be registered from the word go and to then vote electronically as well with that card? That would ensure the fullest participation in registration and in the election.
I wondered whether the Minister voted by post before the vow, like the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, and I did.
Entered the House of Lords on 7 July 2004
Previously MP for Glasgow Cathcart until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election
Also represented Glasgow Cathcart
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