Select Committee on Procedure Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from Mr Clive Soley MP to the Clerk of the Committee

  Thank you for your letter and enclosure. Having looked at your questions, I believe I answered most of them when I gave evidence.

  The one issue I should perhaps expand on is question 10[1]. I indicated that my preference was for people to speak on the floor of the House, but I said that I had no problem with candidates issuing manifestos or attending meetings elsewhere in the House. Clearly, however, there could be a problem if this became too extensive and large sums of money were expended on an election campaign. I think that would be a most undesirable development and, on reflection, it may be that we have to put a ban on such activities unless we can limit them in a very clear and precise way.

1 February 2001

1   See Minutes of Evidence page 43. Back

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