HL Deb 18 June 1990 vol 520 cc724-5WA
Lord Winstanley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the present net annual cost to public funds of weather forecasting services.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (The Earl of Arran)

: The net cost to public funds of the Meteorological Office is expected to be £63.6 millions in the current financial year (1990–91).