HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c372W
Mr. Hain

To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the proposed reforms of the Welsh Grand Committee. [18467]

Mr. Beith

[holding answer 4 March 1996]: On the assumption that the Welsh Grand Committee meets four times in Wales during the financial year 1996–97, an estimate of £36,000 is forecast. This estimate includes travel, accommodation, communications, security and additional staff costs; but excludes any additional costs incurred by Government Departments. Full details will be given, in due course, in the next sessional return.