Local Elections Bill 2003: First Stage.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to repeal the Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999, to amend the Electoral Act 1997 and to provide for related matters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.