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Constitutional Conference

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what have been the takings in (a) the bars provided for the participants at the Stormont conference and (b) the press bar up to 29 February.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the cost of telephones and catering at the Stormont conference up to 29 February.

The estimated cost of telephones is £1,600, and of catering £1,700 to 22 February, the latest date for which figures are available.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money has been claimed or paid to the participants at the Stormont conference up to 29 February; and how many individuals have claimed.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the Constitutional conference to end.

There is no fixed timetable. I expect the conference to meet for as long as its discussions are of value—but no longer.