§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many replies were received in response to the White Paper on the funding of political parties in the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The Home Office has received 36 written responses to the White Paper on the funding of political parties in the United Kingdom. Of those, only two have asked to remain confidential. Copies of the rest have been placed in the Library.
We are giving careful consideration to the issues raised by respondents and will take them fully into account in the preparation of a Bill for introduction in Parliament.