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House of Commons Hansard
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Cabinet Office Consolidated Fund Standing Service
13 September 2017
Volume 628
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The UK general election took place on 8 June 2017, resulting in an increase in non-voted programme resource departmental expenditure limit of £140,850,000.

This forecast covers England, Scotland and Wales and comprises:

£98,310,000 to cover fees and expenses incurred by returning officers in running the poll.

£42,540,000 to cover primarily the delivery of elections addresses at public expense by the universal service provider (Royal Mail) in accordance with legislation.

The additional non-voted resources of £140,850,000 will be shown in Cabinet Office’s supplementary estimate 2017-18.

DEL written statement £

Change

New Total

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Resource DEL

-

140,850,000

353,520,000

148,227,000

Of which:

Administration budget

-

-

160,939,000

-

Depreciation

-

-

35,000,000

-

Capital DEL

-

-

97,010,000

-

Having drawn down £140,850,000, the Cabinet Office will transfer £14,359,330 at supplementary estimate 2017-18 to the Scotland Office to cover forecast election expenses in Scotland.

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