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 Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 11:30 am, 15th October 2013

I am happy to take on board the hon. Lady’s suggestion. Of course, returning officers do not need to accept the fee. There are some honourable examples where returning officers have not taken the full fee to which they are entitled. That option is available to them.