HC Deb 14 March 1985 vol 75 c191W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will estimate the marginal cost for each hour the House sits after (i) midnight, (ii) 1 am and (iii) 2 am, including the cost of staff, heating and lighting, and support services.

Mr. Biffen

I refer my hon. Friend to written answers given by the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith), representing the House of Commons Commission, on 1 May 1984, at column120, and by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment on 25 April 1984, at column 526. A detailed estimate in the terms requested could be produced only at disproportionate cost.

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