§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the regulations for expenses incurred by candidates in local elections were last revised; and if he intends revising the regulations before 12th May 1977.
§ Mr. John
The limits are not set by regulation but are laid down in Section 64(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1949 as amended. Further amending legislation would therefore be needed to revise the limits, which were last increased in 1969 for GLC elections and in 1974 for other local government elections.