HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 cc561-2W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of district and parish council elections being held on the same day, he

per elector at general elections and local elections since World War II; and if he has any further plans for reviewing these limits.

Mr. John

The maximum permitted expenditure by candidates at parliamentary and local government elections in England and Wales is set out in the table below. The Government intend to bring forward proposals for an increase in the parliamentary election expenses limits before the next General Election.

will institute proposals for postal voting for parish council elections.

Mr. John

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Staffordshire, South-West (Mr. Cormack) on 1st March.—[Vol. 945, c.239.]