HC Deb 02 June 1997 vol 295 c52W
Mr. Casale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if it is his policy that European Union nationals, who are resident in London, will be able to take part in the proposed referendum to restore a strategic authority to London. [1807]

Mr. Raynsford

This is an issue which will be covered in the forthcoming Consultation Document. If the franchise for the referendum follows the local government franchise, European Union nationals resident within the designated area would be entitled to vote.