§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will give an estimate of the savings to the Exchequer if all expenses and costs in any way connected with the running of the House of Lords, and its expenses and payments were abolished.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The saving would be equivalent to the figure I gave my hon. Friend on 5th July 1976—[Vol. 914, c. 387]—with the exception of an element for essential maintenance costs which would be required for the upkeep of the building.