§ Mr. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the cost to the Treasury of the salary and expenses incurred by Her Majesty's Ministers and junior Ministers and those of Ministerial rank, before taxation, from January, 1951, until October, 1951, and from January, 1958, until October, 1958, respectively.
§ Mr. Simon
The cost of Ministerial salaries before taxation from January, 1951, until October, 1951, was about £167,000, and from January, 1958, to October, 1958, about £205,000.
I regret that the information on Ministerial expenses is not readily available, and cannot be obtained without an unjustifiable expenditure of time and labour.