HC Deb 09 January 1996 vol 269 c123W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what is his estimate of the total cost for himself and other departmental Ministers for each year since 1991–92, including 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. [6398]

The Deputy Prime Minister

I am replying in respect of my own post, which came into being in July 1995. The Chancellor of the Duchy will be answering separately on behalf of OPS Ministers. Estimated costs for myself for the current financial year—July 1995—March 1996—are as follows:

  1. (a) Nil
  2. (b) £30,000 (excluding VAT). For additional information, I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 19 July, Official Report, column 1272).
  3. (c) Nil
  4. (d) Domestic travel—£2,600

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