HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c9W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the cost of a person voting by post at a(a) parliamentary and (b) local government election.[102543]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

In England, Wales and Scotland(a) for parliamentary elections, no separate records of the administrative costs of processing postal votes are kept; and (b) local authorities are responsible for the cost of conducting local government elections and this information is not collected centrally.

In Northern Ireland the cost for a person voting by post is estimated to be £1.27 both for parliamentary and local elections.