Elections Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:25 am on 22nd September 2021.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement 9:25 am, 22nd September 2021

On a point of order, Sir Edward. On Monday evening, the House considered an instruction motion that had been tabled in the name of the previous Minister, Chloe Smith. The motion changes the scope of the Bill and includes different types of electoral systems. Having had four evidence sessions in which we were unable to question witnesses about different electoral systems, I wonder whether you, Sir Edward, have had any indication from the new Government Whip, the hon. Member for Castle Point, about whether more evidence sessions will be timetabled so that the Committee can take evidence from expert witnesses on different electoral systems.