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EURO REFERENDUM DATE (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1626: tabled on 15 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the recommendation of the independent Electoral Commission that a referendum on United Kingdom entry in the European Single currency should not be held on the same day as elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly and local councils throughout the United Kingdom; agrees with the Commission's conclusions that although there might be a beneficial increase in overall turnout, combining the various polls would cause significant confusion amongst voters and create considerable difficulty in administration; and calls on the Government to rule out 1st May 2003 as a potential date for a Euro referendum to end the current speculation and uncertainty.