Regional Government

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department has a special unit to organise and operate referendums.

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government)

The Electoral Commission is responsible for the organisation and operation of the regional referendums.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not therefore have a special unit to carry out these functions. However, some staff time has been spent on developing policy and preparing Statutory Instruments related to the referendums.

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