HC Deb 21 May 2002 vol 386 c225W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Prime Minister if (1) he will make a statement on his policy towards the role of Whitehall officials in referendum campaigns; [57918]

(2) if he will make it his policy not to increase the budget to departmental information campaigns in the run-up to a referendum on UK participation in the single currency; and if he will make a statement. [57916]

The Prime Minister

Civil servants' involvement and expenditure on departmental information activities in referendum campaigns would be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

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