HC Deb 18 July 1985 vol 83 cc227-8W
Mr. Beith

asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) by how much the amounts disbursed from public funds to the official Opposition in the form of benefits in kind, such as office machinery, postal services, telecommunications and travel have been increased in each of the last five years;

(2) whether, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Woolwich on 15 July, he will specify what office machinery, postal services, telecommunications, travel and other benefits are included in the annual sums of £1,747 and £53,970 provided for the official Opposition from public funds.

Mr. Biffen

I shall reply as soon as possible.