HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 cc16-7W
Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were in each year from 1979 to 1994, in real terms,(a) the running costs of his Ministers' private offices, separately identifying expenditure on staff and (b) the running costs of the Department. [15356]

Mrs. Angela Knight

[holding answer 15 February 1996]: The costs of the ministerial offices and the running costs of the Department are included in the running costs published in the departmental report.