§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Lord Privy Seal if, pursuant to his answer of 24 June, Official Report, column 320, to the hon. Member for Leicester, East regarding the costs of running the House of Commons, he will specify, for each year, the Votes concerned, the sum attributable to each and who is responsible for accounting for each Vote.
§ Mr. Biffen
The information requested is as follows: 157W
£'000 1981–82 (Actual) 1982–83 (Actual) 1983–84 (Actual) 1984–85 (Voted) (i) Parliament and Privy Council: House of Commons (Class XIII, Vote 2) 21,528 22,987 28,067 31,248 (ii) House of Commons: Administration (Class XIIIA, Vote 1) 13,830 15,094 15,481 17,433 (iii) Central Management of the Civil Service: Computers and Telecommunications (Her Majesty's Treasury) (Class XIII, Vote 13, Subhead B2) 283 263 442 807 (iv) Stationery and Printing Supplies to the Houses of Parliament, etc. (Class XIII, Vote 22*, Subhead A2) 6,172 6,687 6,855 8,800 * In 1981–82 Class XIII, Vote 25 and in 1982–83 Class XIII, Vote 23.
The Accounting Officers for these votes are as follows:
(i) and (ii) Mr. K. A. Bradshaw, CB (Clerk of the House of Commons).
(iii) Mr. A. M. Bailey, CB (Second Permanent Secretary (Public Services Sector) Her Majesty's Treasury).
(iv) Mr. W. J. Sharp, CB (Controller and Chief Executive: Her Majesty's Stationery Office).