Local Elections: Pilot Schemes

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:24 pm on 11th May 2000.

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Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office 3:24 pm, 11th May 2000

My Lords, I believe that widespread support was demonstrated in your Lordships' House for the principle of piloting different ways of putting one's cross on the ballot paper during the recent local elections. I think that we should study carefully the evaluation reports that will be returned by the local authorities. People appeared to have enjoyed having a flutter with experimentation in the recent elections. No doubt we shall learn much from this.