§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total cost of the Royal Commission on Local Government in Scotland and of subsequent studies in connection with Scottish local government reform.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The cost of the Royal Commission on Local Government in Scotland, as published in its report (Cmnd 4150), was £102,800. The Government are also making a contribution, estimated at £18,500, towards the cost of the report "The New Scottish Local Authorities (Organisation and Management Structures)" recently published for the Scottish local authority associations.