§ Mr Scott-Hopkins
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost of running the Countryside Commission in 1976 and 1977.
Mr. Dennis Howell
£3,359,798 (1976–77) and £4,204,000 (1977–78). Salaries and administrative expenses accounted for £649,891 in 1976–77 and £793,000 in 1977–78. The remainder was direct Commission expenditure on countryside work. The Commission also makes use of allied services provided by the Property Services Agency, Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the Central Office of Information.