§ 33. Mr. Rooney
To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission what was the cost in 1993–94 of space in the parliamentary estate other than for the offices of hon. Members, their staff and staff of the House and those used for meetings and debates.
§ Mr. Beith
All but some 1 per cent. of the total area of the parliamentary estate is used for facilities for Members and staff. On a very rough apportionment, the annual cost to this House of the remaining space would be some £220,000, together with any costs of rent and rates for the outbuildings.