Mr. W. E. Garrett
asked the Lord President of the Council if he will estimate the additional costs for the sitting of the Scottish Grand Committee in Edinburgh on 15 February compared with a similar sitting at Westminster.
§ Mr. Pym
No detailed estimation of additional costs is yet possible since a principal element in such costs will be the reimbursement of claims in respect of additional travelling and other expenses incurred by hon. Members. The meeting of the Committee was held in accommodation already available for official and other approved purposes. Accordingly, only minimal additional costs were incurred in that respect, furnishings being provided from stock and maintenance carried out as part of existing commitments relating to the building.