Returning Officers Fees

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 15th October 2013.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 11:30 am, 15th October 2013

May I also welcome the right hon. Gentleman to his new post and ask him to give consideration to the situation where returning officers have often made numerous mistakes during elections? We had this happen several years ago in Warrington when the wrong people were declared elected for some parish poll, yet there is no provision to reduce or take away the returning officer’s fee when that happens. Should that not happen? Will the Minister consider that?