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We are seeking to encourage greater participation, and providing clarity so that the people know what they would be voting for regardless of which way they choose to vote. We are following the practice adopted for the North East assembly referendum in 2004, and the approach taken in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.
If I may, I refer the hon. Member for Caerphilly to the 2003 enabling Act for the north-east regional assemblies referendum. It included clause 8, supplementary to PPERA, on "encouraging voting", and that-
Debate interrupted (Programme Order,
The Chair put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair (
Question agreed to.
Clause 13 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.
The occupant of the Chair left the Chair (Programme Order,
The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.
Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.