§ Mr. Speed
To ask the Lord President of the Council what is the current annual cost of administering the rail warrant scheme for right hon. and hon. Members.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The information requested for the current year could not he obtained in the time available and, given that, even then only at disproportionate cost.
Comparative figures, as at 11 November 1986, for 11 member states of the Council of Europe at appendix F (pages 93–99) of "Volume 2: Surveys and Studies of the Review Body on Top Salaries 24th Report: Review of Parliamentary Allowances, April 1987" (Cm. 131-II).