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Electoral Systems

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Government will publish its review of electoral systems currently in use in the United Kingdom; and if she will make a statement. (135191)

The review is currently under way in the Department for Constitutional Affairs. The review will include information on the recent elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly in March 2007 and the up-coming elections for the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament this week. It is anticipated that the review will be completed within the lifetime of this Parliament. Ministers will take decisions on any next steps, if necessary, after the review is completed.