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Wilson Committee

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many hours the Wilson committee sat; what was the cost of its investigations in total; and how much was paid in salaries and fees and expenses to anyone connected with this committee.

The Committee to Review the functioning of Financial Institutions held 55 sessions of the full committee, at 18 of which oral evidence was taken. Most of the meetings were for a whole day. The cost to public funds of the committee, excluding the cost of printing the report, was £334,000. Of this, Civil Service salaries, consultants' fees, surveys, casual staff, travel and subsistence and general administrative expenses came to £244,000.