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Clause 1 — Referendum on the alternative vote system

Part of Royal Commission (London) – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 12th October 2010.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Business), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) 6:00 pm, 12th October 2010

Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a disconnect, because serious politicians in Scotland will be dealing with issues of health and education, which are so important in our Parliament? There will be no real debate about the alternative vote because, frankly, no one is interested in it. There will therefore be a double whammy.