Electoral Systems: Reform

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 14th July 2010.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on the timing of the proposed referendum on the alternative vote system.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister announced the Government's proposals for a referendum on the alternative vote, on 5 July 2010, Hansard, column 23-25. My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister and I have had discussions with the Commission on a number of matters.

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