HC Deb 06 May 1970 vol 801 cc139-40W
72. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Prime Minister what instructions he has issued to Ministers of the Crown who occupy residences at public expense; what contribution they make to public funds for this accommodation in each case; and how many Ministers and residences are involved.

Northern Ireland Scotland England and Wales
Fat Cattle* s. d. s. d. s. d.
Average market price (received in w/e 29th March) 193 8 211 6 213 4
Deficiency Payment, per live cwt 16 4 16 4 16 4
Average Net Return 210 0 227 10 229 8
Store Cattle† £ s. d. £ s d. £ s. d.
Average price, home bred—per head 67 13 0 70 13 0 72 18 0
(received in w/e 25th March—England and Wales)
(received in w/e 28th March—Scotland and N. Ireland)
Fat Sheep (with lambs)* s. d. s. d. s. d.
Average market price (received in w/e 29th March) 4 0.52 3 8.02 3 11.46
Deficiency Payment—per lb. 2.75 2.75 2.75
Average Net Return 4 3.27 3 10.77 4 2.21
Fat Pigs
Average net return‡—per score deadweight 56 7 50 9 51 9
(received in w/e 29th March)
(Deficiency Payment—nil)
* Figures are provisional.
† All qualities and grades; excludes cattle imported or brought into the United Kingdom.
‡ Estimated: Northern Ireland figure relates to payments by Pigs Marketing Board (N.I.).

The Prime Minister:

Five official residences are occupied by Ministers, namely 10, Downing Street by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1, Carlton Gardens, by my right hon. Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary and two flats in Admiralty House by my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. As was the position in previous administrations no contributions are recovered from Ministers in respect of official residential accommodation.