Electoral Commission Committee
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey, Conservative)
To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission spent on (a) hotel accommodation and (b) hotel room hire in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.
Gary Streeter (South West Devon, Conservative)
The following table shows the amount the Electoral Commission spent on hotel accommodation in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.
|(1 )The figures presented above do not include costs for the Boundary Committee for England (now the Local Government Boundary Commission for England) which was part of the Electoral Commission until 1 April 2010.|
Costs include accommodation for observers at elections and accommodation for staff overseeing the referendum in Wales in 2010-11 and the referendum on the voting system for UK parliamentary elections in 2011-12.
The commission is not able to provide figures for hotel room hire as these costs are included in the overall costs for events and conferences. The total costs for conferences and events held to support the electoral events taking place each year are provided in the following table; in 2010-11 this included activities to support the referendum in Wales and in 2011-12 this included activities to support the referendum on the UK parliamentary voting system.