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Political Parties

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 5 January 2010 from the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether he has given a direction to the Electoral Commission on which of the UK's electoral regions should receive the additional European Parliament seat provided for under the Treaty of Lisbon. (316917)

No. The Government will ask the Electoral Commission to make a recommendation on this issue in due course.