HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 c498W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on(a) the counting arrangements and (b) the procedures to be adopted in the event of a recount in the elections for the European Parliament, in relation to counting at (i) parliamentary constituency level and (ii) regional centre level. [77127]

Mr. George Howarth

Details of the proposed counting arrangements for European Parliamentary elections were set out in the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr. Robertson) on 8 March 1999,Official Report, column 33.

Parties and candidates will be entitled to be present at all of the local counts and to ask for a recount. They will also be entitled to be present at the place where the regional returning officer performs the seat allocation calculation and to ask him to repeat the calculation.