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Written Answers. - Programmes for Government.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 233. Mr. Stanton Information on David Stanton Zoom on David Stanton  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the funding promised under the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness to encourage voter participation; the amount spent to date; the cost of the respective initiatives and projects covered; the further plans in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26994/02]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen I refer to the reply to Question No. 207 of 10 October 2002. As part of the PPF initiative, €335,722 was spent in the three year period to the end of 2002 on extended publicity campaigns to promote voter registration. Further expenditure of €181,945 was incurred in the same period advertising the supplementary register facility and polling arrangements in the run up to polls. Separate information campaigns were also undertaken to promote the introduction of electronic voting at the Dáil general election and the second Nice referendum in 2002 at a cost of €520,566.


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