HC Deb 16 February 2000 vol 344 c563W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his policy in respect of the voting system for local government, with particular reference to proportional representation. [110334]

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 15 February 2000]: We have consistently made clear that we do not propose to change the local government voting system, other than the introduction of the Supplementary Vote system for the election of directly elected mayors. The Local Government Bill now in the House of Lords makes provision for these mayors.