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European Communitymembership (Referendum)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Lord President of the Council how many civil servants will have to be employed for the purposes of conducting the EEC referendum.

About 30 civil servants have been or will be involved in various small units in the Cabinet Office and the Home Office concerned with preparations for the referendum. If the votes are counted centrally, as the Government have proposed, a proportion of the staff required may be drawn from the Civil Service.