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Northern Ireland written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of distributing 2005 election communications via the Royal Mail in Northern Ireland.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

This is an operational matter and is the responsibility of the Chief Electoral Officer who is writing to the hon. Lady. The text of the letter reads:

The cost of providing the Royal Mail service to distribute election material on behalf of candidates at both the Parliamentary General Election and the 28 district council elections was £507,479.51.

A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.

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