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Conservative Party

Volume 401: debated on Tuesday 18 March 2003

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To ask the President of the Council pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Cannock Chase (Tony Wright), of 11 March 2003, Official Report, column 156W, if he will list the individual sums of public money paid for (a) salaries, listing the offices held, (b) expenses and (c) Short money; and what the value was of services in kind to the Conservative Party since 1997. [103339]

The scheme for financial assistance to opposition parties (Short money) provides funding for three purposes:

to assist an opposition party in carrying out its parliamentary business;
for the running costs of the office of the Leader of the Opposition
for the opposition parties' travel and associated expenses.
The amounts received under these three headings were as follows:
yearAssistance for parliamentary businessOffice of Leader of OppositionTravel expenses etc.Totals


As a result of roundings, figures may not total exactly.