HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c846W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee what estimate he has made of the average hourly cost of the House of Commons on a sitting day. [5435]

Mr. Paul Channon

It is not practical to allocate the majority of House costs as between sitting and non-sitting days. The outturn for the financial year ended 31 March 1995 for the Works and the Administration votes, that is, excluding Members' pay and allowances, was £102,256,000. There were 158 sitting days in that year. Further information is given in the Commission's annual report.