HC Deb 05 November 2003 vol 412 c679W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much public money he estimates will be spent by both sides of the campaign on the forthcoming regional assembly referendums. [136076]

Phil Hope

Under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, organisations can apply to the Electoral Commission to become the lead campaign body for one of the referendum outcomes. The Electoral Commission is currently considering, the appropriate level of grant to award to these designated organisations.