HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c128W
Mr. Duncan

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish(a) details of money paid by his Department to the yes campaign for a London mayor, (b) details of meetings between yes campaign officials and ministers, including names and dates and (c) details of contracts which his Department has with (i) individuals who hold positions on the yes campaign and (ii) companies which employ individuals who hold positions on the yes campaign. [28833]

Mr. Raynsford

On parts(a) and (b) of the question, I refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. Member for Lichfield (Mr. Fabricant) on Friday 6 February 1998,Official Report, columns 835–36.

On part (c) of the question, although I am aware of the existence of putative "Yes" and "No" campaigns, my Department does not have access to comprehensive details of those companies or individuals which may or may not be associated with, employed by or hold positions in those campaigns.

Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will place the first version of the report on the electoral system for the Greater London Assembly commissioned from Professor Patrick Dunleavy in the Library. [28687]

Mr. Raynsford

Copies of the report we received from Professor Patrick Dunleavy and Dr. Helen Margetts—"Electing the London Mayor and the London Assembly"—were placed in the Library on Tuesday 3 February as I said in the House on 3 February 1998,Official Report, column 624. In line with usual practice, we do not propose to make available incomplete and uncorrected earlier drafts of the report.