HC Deb 15 October 2001 vol 372 cc869-70W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make it Her Majesty's Government's policy to provide all hon. Members with the full report of the Electoral Commission. [7124]

Dr. Whitehead

The Commission, which is directly answerable to Parliament, has placed a copy of its full report on the 2001 parliamentary general election in the Library of the House and has provided all hon. Members with a summary copy of the report. The full report, as well as the Commission's overview of the election campaign, is also available on the Electoral Commission's website. It would not be appropriate for the Government to supplement the independent Commission's measures, which in any event it could do only at disproportionate cost.