HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c1W
Kevin Brennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what responsibility he has for amendments to electoral law in relation to elections to the National Assembly for Wales. [62545]

Mr. Paul Murphy

I am responsible for making provisions, under section 11 of the Government of Wales Act 1998, in relation to the arrangements for Assembly elections. These provisions are set out in the National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 1999 (SI 1999 No. 450). Earlier this year, important amendments were made to these provisions.

I am currently considering further changes, with a view to bringing arrangements for the 2003 Assembly elections into line with those for elections to this House.

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