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House Of Commons (Transport And Stationery Costs)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the cost of transport allowed to Members of Parliament for each of the years from 1946 to the latest date.

The information asked for is as follows:

Financial Year:
£s.d.
1946–4757,974199
1947–4862,998178
1948–4973,191120
1949–5070,39342
1950–5169,061113
In addition, the proportion of the cost of the late night transport service attributable to its use by Members in 1947–48 was about£464.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the increase in the price of House of Commons stationery since 1946.

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to House of Commons notepaper and envelopes supplied to Members on repayment. The average increase in price is about 80 per cent.: increases in the prices of individual items vary substantially.