HC Deb 12 March 2001 vol 364 c493W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of producing the documents "Make Your Voice Heard". [152662]

Mr. Straw

The "Make Your Voice Heard" documents are two leaflets created to inform the general public about changes to the electoral system under the Representation of the People Act 2000. The changes make it easier both to get on the electoral register and to vote by post.

Each publication was produced in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. Each was approved by the Plain English Campaign. Special formats including Braille and a British sign language video were also produced.

Leaflet costs were as follow1Make your voice heard"—electoral registration form inside £119,683. Make your voice heard"—how to vote by post £22,085. 1 Figures include, design, print, photography and translation.

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