HC Deb 15 April 1985 vol 77 c69W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will estimate the savings to public funds which would accrue if no business was dealt with after 10 pm; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Biffen

No. The assumptions on which such an estimate would have to be based would inevitably be hypothetical and unreliable. For information about the identifiable costs of late night sittings I refer my hon. Friend to answers given recently to my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) on 21 March at columns575–6,and 22 March at columns 639–640.

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