The estimated cost of the Convergence Think Tank referred to in my answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 318-19W, to the hon. Member for Wantage, was a rounded total based on an initial view of the costs of the principal elements of the Think Tank's work, excluding staff costs, namely
communications, including seven public seminars: £37,500;
external experts: £65,000;
These figures are estimates and are likely to vary according to the specific requirements of the Think Tank.