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UK Membership of EU: Referendums

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 33450, tabled on 11 April 2016

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much (a) has been spent and (b) is planned to be spent on the printing of the Government's EU referendum leaflet.

Answered on

14 April 2016

The Government published details of the cost of the production and delivery of this public information leaflet on 6th April. It is not possible to provide a further breakdown of these figures, as this would compromise the commercial confidentiality of Royal Mail and the relevant printers.

The Government has confirmed that a budget of £2.894,064m has been allocated for digital promotion and the operation of the website. This will be a key means through which the public can access factual information on the Referendum question.

It is important to ensure that the public continue to have access to factual information throughout the Referendum campaign. The Government has been clear that it will comply fully with the statutory restrictions in place during the 28 day period from 27th May 2016. No new content will be added to the website during this period.

Work on the leaflet and the website was taken forward by Cabinet Office and No 10 staff, as part of their on-going responsibilities and it is not possible to separate out the cost without incurring disproportionate cost.

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Cabinet Office
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