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Representation of the People Act 1983

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps the Commission has taken to prepare guidance on matters falling within Schedule 4A of the Representation of the People Act 1983, as amended by the Electoral Administration Act 2006. (223068)

The Electoral Commission informs me that it publishes guidance for candidates and agents in advance of each election, including guidance on matters falling within schedule 4A of the Representation of the People Act 1983. These guidance documents are not formal codes of practice of the kind described in paragraph 14 of Schedule 4A.

Copies of the guidance published for candidates and agents in the 2008 English local government and Greater London Authority elections have been placed in the Library of the House.