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Professional Consultants (Reports)

Volume 961: debated on Monday 22 January 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the subjects on which professional consultants' reports were commissioned by his Department, and the total cost to the Department of such reports, in each of the years 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 15 January 1979; Vol. 960, c. 666], gave the following information:The following information is relevant.avoid the United Kingdom paying part of the higher salaries of other nationals via the contribution to the EEC budget.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 16 January to my right hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, North (Mr. Willey). The United Kingdom will not contribute to any part of the salaries of Members from other countries.—[Vol. 960, c. 736.]