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Election Expenses

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he now expects to publish and bring into force an order on the variation of limits of candidates' election expenses.

Revenue Expenditure1
£ million
Greater London3,8544,1114,6775,0004,6765,1285,4085,5535,9696,4676,987
South East (excluding GL)3,2843,5413,6913,7683,9334,2014,5825,1625,3956,2456,934
South West1,4251,5491,5951,6131,6831,8792,0472,2112,3972,7353,008
East Anglia5936596756937207768399411,0341,1791,306
West Midlands1,8942,0152,1262,1462,2432,3772,6752,9073,1123,6173,974
East Midlands1,3031,4781,5231,5281,5771,7541,9432,1182,2032,5502,802
North West2,6442,8362,9212,9543,0853,4273,7193,9844,2614,6955,085
Yorkshire and Humberside1,9022,1462,1652,1812,2712,5612,6892,8973,0483,4113,727

The draft Representation of the People (Variation of limits of Candidates' Elections Expenses) Order 1992 was laid before Parliament on Friday 21 February, and will come into force following approval by both Houses. It will increase the permitted levels of candidates' expenses at parliamentary elections throughout the United Kingdom, and at local elections in Great Britain.