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Houses of Parliament: State Opening

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask the Chairman of Committees what was the cost to the House of Lords of the State Opening of Parliament on 18 November. [HL580]

The breakdown of the estimated costs to Parliament of the State Opening on 18 November is set out below.

Black Rod’s Department

£17,000

Department of Facilities (Lords)

£4,000

Parliamentary Estates Directorate

£271,000 (of which the House of Lords’ share is £108,400)

Total

£292,000