HC Deb 17 October 1975 vol 897 c837W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will give a statement of total and a breakdown of costs incurred by Her Majesty's Government in the referendum campaign, excluding those concerning the poll itself, and provide an estimate of the printing and distribution costs of each of the three documents distributed to every household.

Mr. Edward Short

The figures, which are partly estimated, are as follows:

Grants to campaigning organisations 250,000
Referendum Information Unit: salaries, accommodation and incidental expenses 58,000
Advertising of Referendum Information Unit:
(i) Press 145,700
(ii) TV and Radio 96,400
(i) "Britain's New Deal in Europe" 554, 100
(ii) "Why you should vote yes" 276,700
(iii) "Why you should vote no" 276,700
(iv) Miscellaneous (including preparation and printing of Asian language and Braille versions of "Britain's New Deal in Europe") 10,900
Distribution of "Britain's New Deal in Europe" and the two campaigning organisations' pamphlets 1,018,000
Total 2,686,500

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