HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc303-4W
Mr. Joseph Dean

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in theOfficial Report a detailed breakdown of the expenditure involved in compiling the report of inquiry into the prison services.

Mr. Brittan: The information requested is as follows:

Staff costs 158,725.50
Travelling and subsistence etc, costs 41,113.08
Estimated cost of production of Government evidence 5,995.16
Estimated cost of printing and publication 23,100.00

The figures for staff costs includes the cost of the full-time services of the chairman of the committee of inquiry, Mr. Justice May, and Sheriff C. G. B. Nicholson as well as that of the members of the committee's secretariat.