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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 Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour, Kilmarnock and Loudoun 6:00 pm, 12th October 2010

Does the hon. Gentleman agree with me and with Tom Aitchison, to whom he has already referred, that this is not simply a matter of the sophistication of the electorate? Mr Aitchison has identified serious practical problems, not least, as he put it in his evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee, the problems of sourcing enough ballot boxes, the hiring of additional venues and the expense of hiring additional staff.