§ Mr. Raffan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give a detailed estimate of the cost of setting up and running a Welsh assembly consisting of 76 members.
§ Mr. David Hunt
Current proposals for an elected assembly in Wales are unspecific. However, extrapolating from earlier figures in the 1975 White Paper, Cmnd. 6348, "Our Changing Democracy", I estimate that costs would be in order of £50 million.