§ Mr. Tom Boardman
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give an estimate of the total expenditure likely to be incurred by the Committee of Inquiry on Small Firms.
§ Mr. Ridley
Up to the end of April, 1971, when the main work of the Committee will be completed, total expendi-226W ture is expected to amount to about £120,000. Of this sum, research projects account for over half and staff costs for one-third. It does not include any provision for printing and publishing the Committee's Report.