§ Colonel GRETTON
asked the Minister of Health what was the total cost to public funds of the General Election of 1918 in Great Britain, the eost of the same General Election in Ireland, and the total number of voters who polled in Great Britain and Ireland, respectively?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The total cost for Great Britain was £428,247; for Ireland, £62,469. Some part of the expenditure will be non-recurrent. No official return has been compiled of she number of voters who polled, but the total of the votes polled, as given in the ordinary books of reference, is 10,025,954 for Great Britain and 967,073 for Ireland.