§ Lord Inglewood
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, given the current debate about referenda, they will establish a committee or commission to look into the topic in order to suggest rules, guidelines or constitutional conventions to be laid down concerning the use and applicability of referenda in the United Kingdom. [HL3247]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Lord Filkin)
No. The Government believe that decisions on whether or not to hold a referendum are best taken on an individual basis taking account of all the factors which are relevant to the specific circumstances.