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General Elections: Costs

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what contingency preparations his Office made for the possibility of a general election being held in autumn 2007; and what the costs were of those preparations. (157055)

[holding answer 11 October 2007]: The guidance covering the conduct of official business during a general election was last issued in May 2005. This guidance, and other relevant procedures and processes, are kept under constant review by the Cabinet Office and other relevant departments so that they are ready to be put in place when a general election is called.