1.These Explanatory Notes relate to the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 which received Royal Assent on 16 February 2011. They have been prepared by the Cabinet Office in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
2.The Notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a part of a section or Schedule does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.