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Royal Commission On The Distribution Of Income And Wealth

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 29 November 1977

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  • (a) the approximate cost so far of the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth:
  • (b) the approximate annual cost of salaries and expenses of members of the Commission and their staff;
  • (c) the numbers in round figures of copies sold of the first four reports; and
  • (d) how long this Commission is expected to continue its work.
  • The answers are as follows:

  • (a) The cost between its establishment in August 1974 and 31st October 1977 has been £1,016,000.
  • (b) £370,000.
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    c)

    Report No.

    Copies sold

    16,271
    24,572
    33,953
    42,476

    (d) This Commission is a Standing Royal Commission and the Government have no plans for its dissolution.