§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 26 March,Official Report, column 567, what was the average cost of answering an (a) oral and (b) written parliamentary question for April of the current year; and if he will put the information and statistics on which this calculation is based in the Library. 
§ Mrs. Angela Knight
The information required to calculate the average cost of answering parliamentary questions for April 1996 is not yet available. The calculation is dependent upon the availability of data on movements in earnings, published annually in October. I am arranging for details of the basis of the April 1995 calculation to be placed in the Library.