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Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the annual cost of the proposed (a) regional Select Committees and (b) regional Grand Committees, including remuneration for Committee Chairs. (236179)

The House of Commons Management Board has produced estimated costs of regional select committees, which were distributed in the Vote Office in advance of the debate in the House on 12 November, as an Explanatory Memorandum relating to the Government’s motions.

The House decided on 12 November that there should be no pay for regional Select Committee Chairs.

The estimated costs, excluding pay for Select Committee Chairmen, are as follows:

(a) select committees: £924,348

(b) grand committees: £312,080