HC Deb 20 November 2003 vol 413 c1145W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Leader of the House what recent discussions he has had with the Electoral Commission on the inquiry into the funding of political parties; and if he will make a statement. [140240]

Mr. Hain

I met the Chairman of the Electoral Commission on 18 November 2003 to discuss the Commission's work on the funding of political parties, and have spoken to him on other occasions about this and other issues.