Political Parties: Finance

Justice written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Tyrie Andrew Tyrie Conservative, Chichester

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans the Electoral Commission has to respond to the proposals set out in the party finance and expenditure White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Peter Viggers Peter Viggers Conservative, Gosport

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The Electoral Commission informs me that it has published a response to the White Paper, Party finance and expenditure in the United Kingdom, which is available on the Commission's website:

www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

The Commission will now consider carefully all aspects of the Political Parties and Elections Bill relevant to its work before setting out its views in more detail prior to the Bill's second reading in the House of Commons.

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