§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the most recent estimate he has made of the cost of(a) establishing and equipping and (b) operating the proposed Birmingham public Inquiry office; and when he now estimates it will be opened.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
[holding answer 5 July 1990]: The estimated total cost of furnishing and equipping the office is £44,000, of which some £14,000 has already been spent. Annual running costs are expected to be in the region of £140,000. We intend to open the office when the necessary funding can be made available.