Political Parties: Compliance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th March 2018.

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Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin Conservative, Derbyshire Dales 12:00 am, 8th March 2018

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for that answer. Will she make the point to the Electoral Commission on our behalf that it is all very well to put these substantial extra compliance costs on to the political parties, but the commission is fully funded by the taxpayer, while political parties have to raise their own finances?