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Houses of Parliament: State Opening

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009


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


Department of Facilities (Lords)


Parliamentary Estates Directorate

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