§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what is the cost of providing the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs with office premises and staff in Brussels.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
During this financial year, the salary and allowance cost of additional staff provided for the United Kingdom Delegation to the European Communities is assessed at £13,490. It is not the policy of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Public Building and Works to publish details of rents paid for Government accommodation as this might prejudice negotiations for the renewal or replacement of this and other leases in Brussels and would be a disclosure of what may legitimately be regarded as the private business of the lessor.