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UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL519, tabled on 23 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the financial and time costs of running an election campaign for a United Kingdom expert candidate to be elected to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and when that assessment was last undertaken.

Answered on

7 July 2014

The Government last undertook an assessment of the financial and time costs of running an election campaign for an independent UK expert to be elected to the Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in December 2013.

It was estimated at the time that the equivalent of 108 days of work would be needed to identify a suitable candidate and support them throughout the campaign process. This estimate included running a process to identify a suitable candidate and running a campaign to support the successful candidate. In addition, financial costs would be incurred, including expenses for brochures, campaign events, and paying for the candidate's campaign travel.

Other financial costs would include expenses for brochures, campaign events, and paying for the candidate's campaign travel. Previous campaigns for similar bodies have incurred costs of between £10,000 and £33,000.