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Devonwall Bill crunchtime on Monday night

Graham Smith | 18:47 UK time, Thursday, 13 January 2011

My colleague James Landale has a good article about the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill:

"The crunch will come next week. The Government has scheduled an extra three days to complete the committee stage of the bill in an attempt to prevent opposition peers delaying it further. Government peers are threatening to keep the Lords sitting through Monday night to get through all the amendments, with some already promising to come with their sleeping bags. If the bill is delayed further there will not be enough time for it to get through its remaining legislative hurdles and become law by 16 February, the deadline set by the Electoral Commission watchdog which will oversee the referendum."

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