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Parliamentary Questions

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Lord Privy Seal if he will list the current cost of answering (a) written and (b) an oral parliamentary question; and if he will list the total annual cost of answering parliamentary questions.

The cost of replying to parliamentary questions varies considerably, but the current average cost is estimated at £45 for written answers and £75 for oral answers. Records of the total annual cost of answering parliamentary questions are not kept.