HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c29W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the President of the Council if she will list the benefits and the monetary value of benefits granted to each opposition party, including details for both Houses of Parliament and both Short Money funding and other allocations, with special reference to(a) salaries of the Official Opposition Leader and whips, (b) salaries and costs of civil servants attached to the Official Opposition Whips' Office, (c) the provision of a car and driver to the Leader of the Opposition and (d) the supply of newspapers and other services to the Official Opposition Whips' Office for (i) 1996–97, (ii) 1997–98 and (iii) 1998–99. [38950]

Mrs. Ann Taylor

[pursuant to the reply, 24 April 1998, c. 725]: The financial assistance to Opposition Parties in the House of Lords are as follows:

£ £
1996–97 Labour 50,000 Liberal Democrats 15,000
1997–98 Conservative 102,600 Liberal Democrats 30,780
1998–99 Conservative 106,191 Liberal Democrats 31,857