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Local Government Finance

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 22 October 2009, Official Report, column 1645W, on local government finance, what data sets not contained in the national indicator set local authorities are required to submit to the Electoral Commission. (314955)

The Electoral Commission informs me that local authorities are not required to submit any data sets to the Commission.

However the Commission further informs me that Electoral Registration Officers and Returning Officers employed by the local authority are each asked to complete a self assessment return against a performance standards framework and also complete a financial information survey at the end of the financial year. Both the standards and the financial survey are available on the Commission’s website:

www.electoralcommission.org.uk