§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what has been the aggregate cost to public funds of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration since the inception of the office.
§ Mr. Channon
Since 1973, the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration has also included the Health Service Commissioners. It is not possible to give separate costs.
The aggregate costs to public funds of the Parliamentary Commissioner and Health Service Commissioners, since its inception in 1967, are as follows:
Financial Year Cost (at current prices) £ 1966–67 16,583 1967–68 110,089 1968–69 127,747 1969–70 132,775 1970–71 143,048 1971–72 162,012 *1972–73 175,124 *1973–74 273,666 *1974–75 414,826 *1975–76 548,486 *1976–77 568,727 *1977–78 618,300 1978–79 685,574 Total Cost 3,976,957 * The combined costs of the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Health Service Commissioners
These amounts were in addition to the Commissioner's salary and the cost of 565W accommodation and other services borne by the Property Services Agency and Her Majesty's Stationery Office.