§ Mr. Steel
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost to public funds of the visit of a Lords 521W Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury, the hon. Member for Penrith and the Border (Mr. Maclean) to the meeting of the Scottish Grand Committee in Edinburgh on Monday 20 March; and from which vote the expense was met.
§ Mr. Lawson
[holding answer 4 April 1989]: I understand that the visit in question was made in connection with ministerial business. Consequently, the cost will be borne on the Cabinet Office (OMCS) Vote. Details of the cost of the visit are not yet available.