§ Mr. George Osborne
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what her responsibilities are for the organisation of referendums. 
§ Yvette Cooper
I have been asked to reply.
The former responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions for policy on referendums have been transferred to the Lord Chancellor. The procedures for the organisation of referendums are set out in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.