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General Elections 1974 (Costs)

Volume 888: debated on Friday 21 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department

OFFENCES CURRENTLY RECORDED AS HOMICIDE
1967354
1968359
1969332
1970342
1971406
1972413
1973396
2. PERSONS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER AND THE SENTENCES IMPOSED ON THEM
Sentence
YearTotal found guiltyLife imprisonmentOtherwise dealt with*
196763603
196874686
196975696
1970978710
1971978710
197279727
197390828
* Mainly persons under the age of 18 sentenced under section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.

what was the total cost of counting the votes at each of the General Elections of February and October 1974, respectively.

I have been asked to reply.This information is not available separately from the other costs of clerical and other assistance employed by returning officers; nor have all the claims in respect of the General Elections of February and October 1974 yet been received by the Treasury from the acting returning officers.