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Welsh Secretary welcomes Electoral Commission’s Report on Referendum Question

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Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan has today [Thursday 2 September] welcomed the publication of the Electoral Commission’s report into…

Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan has today [Thursday 2 September] welcomed the publication of the Electoral Commission’s report into the question for the referendum on further powers for the National Assembly.

Responding to today’s publication, Mrs Gillan said:  “I am grateful to the Electoral Commission for publishing today’s report and for their comments on the intelligibility of the referendum question and preceding statement. It is a thorough report and an important part of the process in ensuring people understand what they are being asked to vote on.

“I will discuss the report with the First Minister next Monday and will work with him to consider the Commission’s suggestions and how we best proceed to ensure the question set out in the referendum order is clear and concise.  This will allow us to hold the referendum by the end of March 2011 as intended.”