HC Deb 14 January 1977 vol 923 cc602-3W
Mr. John Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the latest estimate of the cost of conducting the EEC referendum in 1975.

Mr. Brynmor John

The exact cost is still not know because some accounts have yet to be received. We have, however, no reason to believe that the final figure will differ significantly from the previous estimate of £5 million for the costs incurred by returning officers and counting officers at the referendum. This figure excludes costs incurred by the Post Office in connection with postal votes and the delivery of poll cards