§ 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. 
§ 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.