Returning Officers

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 20th February 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Conservative, South West Wiltshire

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the papers prepared by his Department relating to the transfer of the duties of acting returning officers to senior local government officials.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government will be reviewing the assumptions they use to allocate funds for the various activities which are essential to running national polls. As part of this review, we will look at whether the current level of returning officers’ fees is appropriate, with a view to ensuring that all those responsible for the successful delivery of elections receive appropriate remuneration for their work.

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