||<p><del class="ministerial">The consultation Protecting the Debate: Intimidation,
Influence and Information was launched last</del><br /><del class="ministerial">year.
We are currently reviewing the responses and we will issue a response in due course.</del></p><p><ins
class="ministerial">The Electoral Commission is the independent regulatory body responsible
for ensuring that elections and referendums are run effectively and in accordance
with the law. Where it has reason to believe that electoral law has been breached
it has the power to investigate, impose sanctions, or refer to the police. The Government
has no involvement with Electoral Commission investigations. The Electoral Commission
has produced recommendations on campaign finance which the Government is considering.
These are not specific to individual cases but are about the wider system.</ins></p><p><ins
class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Article 50 notification
will not be withdrawn. The Government is committed to finding a way to fulfil the
democratic decision of the referendum, deliver Brexit and move our country forward.</ins></p>