HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c111WS
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will include maps showing options for the proposed new local government areas with the postal ballot papers to be sent out in the referendums on regional assemblies. [134590]

Mr. Raynsford

Once decisions have been taken about the options that are to be subject to local government referendums, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will consider how best to present those options to the electorate. As required by section 3(7) of the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act, we will consult the Electoral Commission about the text of the options to be inserted in the question appearing on the ballot paper and any explanatory material, including maps, that is to be made available to voters at the time that they vote.