HC Deb 17 February 1997 vol 290 c373W
Mr. Chris Davies

To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee what is the annual cost of(a) purchasing, (b) laundering and (c) distributing the individual hand towels supplied in washrooms throughout the House. [15723]

Mr. Michael J. Martin

(a) Hand towels are purchased when required, in blocks of 5,000, at a cost of £1.09 each. (b) The annual cost of laundering hand towels is £7,300. (c) The staff costs involved in distribution are £3,200 per annum.