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Departmental Accountancy

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission (a) conducted or (b) commissioned work into incomes and expenditures of below-threshold accounting units for the accounts for 2003. (186153)

The Electoral Commission informs me that it wrote in 2004 to all registered party accounting units to inquire as to whether their total income or gross expenditure was greater than £25,000 for the 2003 financial year; and to ask those whose income or expenditure was under this threshold to confirm this in writing. The purpose of the exercise was to confirm which accounting units should be submitting accounts to the Commission and which should not. No further work was carried out.