Clause 70 Extent

Electoral Administration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2005.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Will Ministers update us on any subsequent conversations that they have had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Office about extending to the Province some provisions in the Bill that do not presently extend to it?

Photo of David Cairns David Cairns Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scotland Office

The short answer is no. We have had no such discussions since we covered the matter at the end of last week. Our colleagues in the NIO are considering the position in the light of a possible new Northern Ireland elections Bill, and we shall wait to see what measures will be presented then.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 70 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 71 ordered to stand part of the Bill.