HC Deb 09 May 1961 vol 640 c35W
71. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the estimated annual cost of a Government Press cutting service to be made available by Her Majesty's Government for the use of Members of Parliament, with a staff of 10, and cutting the main newspapers for news items of parliamentary importance.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

The estimated annual cost is about £7,000: but the expenditure could vary considerably according to the selection of newspapers covered and the type of Press cutting service provided for Members.