HC Deb 25 May 1977 vol 932 c477W
Mr. Ian Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total cost of the Central Excavation Unit of the Inspectorate of his Department in 1976–77; and how much of this was attributable, respectively, to establishment expenses, permanent staff salaries, running costs and services such as the laboratory, drawing and office.

Mr. Shore

The cost of the Central Excavation Unit in 1976/77 was £112,688. This figure is made up of £3,727 establishment expenses for setting up and running the unit's base at Fort Cumberland; £22,367 permanent staff salaries, including staff providing laboratory and drawing services; £86,594 running costs, including fee paid and volunteer staff, equipment, transport, etc.