§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council what was the total number of staff employed in using the photostatic copying machines in the Member's Interview Floor during the week ending 13th May; how many machines and electric and other typewriters were in use; what were the amounts of time spent and all costs involved; and what was the reason for this operation.
§ Mr. Foot
Because HMSO was unable to supply essential parliamentary papers, they have been produced in the Members' Interview Floor. For the week ending 13th May 1977 the total number of staff used on the photostatic copying machines was 28, together with 20 typists. There are six copying machines and 12 electric typewriters. The amount of time worked on each respectively was 756¾ hours and 430 hours. The total cost was £8,560.86 of which £4,163.45 was labour and £4,397.41 materials.