Examination of Witnesses (Questions 180-183)|
16 MARCH 2004
PRICE QC OBE AND
Q180 Mr Clelland: You paint a very confused
picture there but what was situation for the preponderance of
returns? Was confusion the norm?
Mr Price: There were dozens and
dozens of differently formulated papers that came back. There
was no consistent pattern. It would seem to those of us who were
there that that particular design needed looking at whatever happened
because it just did cause confusion.
Q181 Mr Clelland: Who should pay the
extra costs which are implied? The taxpayer or government?
Mr Ritchie: We do not have a view.
Mr Price: I think that is a matter
for the politicians.
Q182 Chairman: On that note, may I thank
you very much for your evidence.
Mr Price: Mr Chairman, may I make
one quick point: I hope the Committee is going to look at the
logistics of securing delivery of all-postal ballot papers.
Q183 Chairman: That is a set of questions
that we have for the end of this sessions when talking to the
Post Office and others.
Mr Price: Thank you.