Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Prime Minister how many Central Policy Review Staff staff were absorbed into the No. 10 policy unit in 1983–84; at what cost; and what was the cost of the policy unit in that year and at the latest available date.
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 1 November 1993]: Two staff were absorbed into the No. 10 policy unit from the Central Policy Review Staff; the cost involved was negligible.
The cost of the policy unit in 1983–84 was £154,923 and the estimated cost for 1993–94 is £615,000. Both figures include the costs of unit members and secretarial support staff.