Overseas Electors Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 22nd March 2019.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 2:00 pm, 22nd March 2019

My hon. Friend has been identifying the complexity of these matters in relation to both overseas electors and domestic electors. Does he agree that it might be a good idea if the Government were to commission the Law Commission to draft some legislation on the subject that could then be brought forward as a draft Bill and properly discussed? The attempts in this Session—including in my Voter Registration Bill—to get consensus across the House have failed, as indeed this Bill has failed to get consensus. Is it not time to get some expertise from the Law Commission?