New Clause 6 Challenging election results

Part of Electoral Administration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:30 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2005.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) 12:30, 22 Tachwedd 2005

I also thank you, Mr. O’Hara, and Mr. Conway. At the risk of making an entirely disproportionate comment, I thank the right hon. and learned Lady for what I consider to be a compliment. When things are worth saying during the scrutiny of a Bill, I am determined to say them; I have no compunction about so doing. The Bill has been   improved by the Committee’s proceedings and, in prospect, at least, by the Ministers’ assurances. We look forward to Report.

Finally, I thank the hon. Members for Cardiff, West (Kevin Brennan) and for North-West Norfolk (Mr. Bellingham) for their assistance and co-operation, which have allowed the Committee to progress. It shows that without knives and excessive programming and with a degree of sensible co-operation, we can make swift progress on a Bill. I hope that we will learn that lesson.