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Election Expenditure

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission what recent meetings the Commission has held to discuss limits on expenditure by candidates in general elections. (75054)

The Electoral Commission informs me that it has held no recent meetings to discuss candidates’ expenses limits at general elections. It is, however, planning a series of meetings with party representatives over the summer on the regulation of candidates’ election expenses. Reports of these meetings will form part of its contribution to Sir Hayden Phillips’ review of the funding of political parties.