§ Mr. HendersonTo ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is the annual cost of operating the regional office of the Bank of England in Bristol; and what proportion of those costs is staffing costs; [30329]

(2) what is the annual cost for recreational facilities for staff at the Bank of England. [30200]

(3) what is the annual cost of operating the regional office of the Bank of England in Birmingham; and what proportion of those costs is staffing costs; [30328]

(4) what is the annual cost of operating the regional office of the Bank of England in Newcastle; and what proportion of those costs is staffing costs; [30198]

(5) what is the annual cost of operating the regional office of the Bank of England in Manchester; and what proportion of those costs is staffing costs; [30197]

(6) what is the annual cost of operating the Roehampton recreational and sporting area of the Bank of England; [30201]

(7) what is the annual cost of catering and hospitality (a) in the governor's and deputy governor's departments and (b) in the whole of the Bank of England; [30329]

(8) what is the annual cost of operating the regional office of the Bank of England in Leeds; and what proportion of those costs is staffing costs. [30199]

§ Mr. NelsonThe annual operating expenses of the bank's branches are £8.6 million, of which £6.4 million relates to staff. The expenses of recreational facilities for staff at the Bank of England, including the Roehampton sports centre, and of catering and hospitality, are not separately available. The bank's total operating expenses in 1994–95 were £238 million, of which £140 million related to staff.