Clause 1 — Referendum on the alternative vote system

Part of Royal Commission (London) – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 12th October 2010.

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 4, page 1, line 6, leave out 'must be held on 5 May 2011' and insert-

'(None) 'shall be held on a date specified in an order made by the Minister, provided that such date-

(a) shall not coincide with any poll or polls held for any parliamentary assembly or regularly held local government election; and

(b) shall be at least six months after the commencement of the referendum period (as specified in Schedule 1).'.- (Mr Jenkin.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided: Ayes 264, Noes 326.