HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 c171W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what financial provision he has made for informing the public about(a) the voting system for elections to the National Assembly for Wales and (b) general information about the Assembly; and if he will make a statement. [66481]

Mr. Michael

An overall budget of some £2 million has been allocated to the National Assembly Information Campaign to ensure that the electorate is able to vote in full knowledge of the Assembly's powers and of how the Additional Member system works. In addition, a public information and Education service will be established within the Office of the Presiding Officer. That service will publish a range of information factsheets to inform the public and educational institutions about the National Assembly. Financial provision for this service has not yet been finalised.

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