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Deputy Prime Minister’s statement on electoral reform

Asked if the Deputy Prime Minister’s statement would include any information on anything other than electoral reform, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the statement would cover what was set out in the Queen’s Speech; equalisation of constituencies and the Alternative Vote (AV) issue. It was possible that other issues would be covered, and no doubt many of the issues around political reform would be covered in debate later on this afternoon.

Asked if there would be anything on House of Lords reform, the PMS said that there wouldn’t be a huge amount on that issue.

Asked if there would be anything on fixed term parliaments, the PMS said that reporters should wait for the statement.

Asked if AV and constituency legislation would be separate to fixed terms parliaments and other issues, the PMS said that the Deputy Prime Minister would make some of these issues clear this afternoon.

Asked if there was any significance as to why the statement was going ahead today and not tomorrow as was originally planned, the PMS said that we didn’t ever confirm when the statement would be and that he wouldn’t get into how we chose the timing of Parliamentary statements.

Asked when the detail had been signed off, the PMS said that there had been a number of discussions in Cabinet and the Coalition Committee, as well as the relevant Cabinet Committee.

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