HC Deb 08 May 1975 vol 891 c480W
Mr. Gow

asked the Lord President of the Council what is his latest estimate of the total cost of the referendum on Great Britain's membership of the EEC; and how that cost is made up.

Mr. Edward Short

The latest estimate is £10.25 million, made up as follows:

£ million
1. Returning officers (including all counting costs) 5.0
2. Central Office of Information (including printing and distribution of the three pamphlets) 2.5
3. Post Office (including poll cards and postal votes) 1.8
4. Ministry of Defence (Service vote expenses) 0.5
5. Grants to campaigning organizations 0.25
6. Miscellaneous 0.2