§ Mr. Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the percentage extra cost that would be involved in Wales if postal voting were permitted in the election of Welsh community and town councillors.290W
§ Mr. John
We have not made a detailed study on which such an estimate could be based. The extra costs involved would arise from the need to print and post the necessary documents used in postal voting and the need for staff to process the applications. This could amount to a considerable burden on the local authorities involved.