HC Deb 18 December 2002 vol 396 c809W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on holding referendums. [87933]

The Prime Minister

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 established a generic statutory framework for the conduct of referendums held across the UK, or a referendum held in Scotland, Wales, England or Northern Ireland, or in any region in England. Dedicated primary legislation is required for any individual referendum. The Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill, currently before the House, provides for referendums to be held in any of the eight English regions outside of London.

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