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European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999

Section 4: Expenses

26.This section provides for the costs of European Parliamentary elections to be met, as in the past, from the Consolidated Fund. It also provides for the Consolidated Fund to meet the costs of introducing the new electoral system. There will be one-off costs associated with training those responsible for the conduct of elections in how the new system will operate. Thereafter, it should not be any more expensive to conduct elections to the European Parliament in Britain using the new system. And in the longer term there will be savings as the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions for England, Scotland and Wales will no longer be required to conduct reviews of European Parliamentary constituency boundaries.

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