HC Deb 11 November 1991 vol 198 cc364-5W
Mr. Allen

To ask the hon. Member for Berwick upon Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what is the cost in constant prices, in overtime, other payments and overheads, of sittings of the House beyond 10 pm for each year since 1961 for which records exist.

Mr. Beith

It is not possible to provide the information requested without disproportionate cost. It is expected, however, that the systems necessary to identify many of the elements of such expenditure in future will be established as a result of the implementation of proposals agreed by the House in respect of the report made by Sir Robin lbbs to the House of Commons Commission.