HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 c462W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions since 1st July, 1970 he has been asked, by way of Parliamentary Question, to provide information on the current purchasing power of the £ sterling; and what the total cost to public funds of providing this information by way of Parliamentary answer has been.

Mr. Nott

Since 1st June, 1970 my right hon. Friend has been asked 82 Parliamentary Questions on the purchasing power of the £ sterling. On current average figures of £16 for an Oral Answer and £12 for a Written Answer, the total cost to public funds of answering these Questions is estimated at £1,180.