HC Deb 09 January 1996 vol 269 cc108-9W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the total cost for himself and other departmental Ministers for each year since 1991–92, with an estimate for the current year of(a) overseas travel and accommodation expenses of Ministers and their advisers, (b) car and chauffeuring costs of Ministers, (c) ministerial security costs and (d) domestic travel and accommodation expenses of Ministers. [6418]

Mr. Hague

The cost of the ministerial use of the official car service is as follows:

  • 1991–92: £158,535
  • 1992–93: £170,062
  • 1993–94: £174,069
  • 1994–95: £176,452
  • 1995–96 (to end November 1995): £121,000.

Expenditure on the other items in each of the last five years is not collected in the format requested but is included in the running cost expenditure of my Department, which is published in the Welsh Office departmental report for 1995 (Cm 2815).

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