[Chris Clarkson: ... I have some sympathy with the idea of allowing people to describe more accurately on the ballot paper where they live. If we are not going forward with the new clause [17 – Publication of candidates’ home address information] tonight, I would be pleased to see it come back at a later date.]
Dr Julian Lewis: As someone who was responsible for bringing in the original provision that people could just say the constituency where they live, the only word of caution I suggest is that we do not want to get into a competing war between candidates about who was more or less precise about where they live. It is really a security matter.
[Chris Clarkson: I completely understand my right hon. Friend’s point. There could be a ridiculous situation of “I live at No. 1 Acacia Drive” and, “I live at No. 3 Acacia Drive”. As I understand it, the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland [Mr Alistair Carmichael] will not press the new clause to a vote, but I would still welcome a discussion on how we could make that work. ... ]