HC Deb 23 April 1980 vol 983 c158W
Mr. Sheerman

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether there is any proposal to raise the advisory limit of £50 to be spent in answering parliamentary questions; and what would be the maximum amount now if the limit were raised in line with inflation.

Mr. Channon

This advisory figure was set in 1965. At today's costs the figure would be nearly £200. I am considering whether fresh guidance is needed.