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Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many questionnaires were sent to councillors by the Committee of Inquiry into the System of Remuneration of Members of Local Authorities; how many have replied; and what has been the cost to date of this exercise.
Mr. Guy Barnett
I understand from the chairman of this independent commitee that 6,980 questionnaires were sent; 5,061 replies have been received; and the cost to date has been approximately£11,000.