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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 total costs were of the 2005 (a) local council and (b) Westminster elections in Northern Ireland.

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

Final figures are not yet available for the cost of each election. The estimated cost of the district council elections is £1.75 million and the estimated cost of the parliamentary general election in Northern Ireland is £2.5 million.

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