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Deposit by Candidates at Parliamentary Elections

Part of Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 14th February 1985.

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Photo of Mr William Powell Mr William Powell , Corby 4:15 pm, 14th February 1985

The hon. Gentleman says that he accepts the need for an increase in the deposit. He wants a rather more modest increase. Can he explain to the Committee why any increase in the deposit is necessary?