New Clause 88 — Referendum on voting systems

Part of Bill Presented — Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 9th February 2010.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Secretary of State (Justice) 5:45 pm, 9th February 2010

May I take the Secretary of State back to his reference to the Jenkins commission? On 2 June 1998, he said:

"The Liberal Democrats and Labour agreed that the only fair way to put a choice to the British people was to give them a choice between two equals: between the first-past-the-post system-it would be absurd to suggest leaving it out-and another system carefully worked out by a relatively independent body."-[ Hansard, 2 June 1998; Vol. 313, c. 188.]

Where is the relatively independent body in these proposals?

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