HC Deb 29 April 2002 vol 384 c536W
Paul Flynn

To ask the Prime Minister if he will introduce plans for state funding for the work of political parties other than campaigning. [51279]

The Prime Minister

The Government have introduced rules on openness and transparency for political funding. There are a wide variety of different views on state funding and I welcome the debate, but at the moment there is no consensus.

The Electoral Commission have already indicated their intention to consider the arguments for a cap on political donations and state funding, and the Select Committee for Transport, Local Government and the Regions have announced that they propose to look at this area.

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