HC Deb 30 July 1997 vol 299 cc260-1W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications of chapter 14 of the Amsterdam treaty for the electoral systems in the United Kingdom. [11424]

Mr. George Howarth

We do not believe that chapter 14 of the provisional draft treaty of Amsterdam will have an impact on the electoral system in the United Kingdom.

We have recently announced our intention to change the electoral system for elections to the European Parliament to a proportionally based list system in time for the elections to be held in 1999.