HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c667W
Mr. Baker

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate he has made of the current annual loss to the income stream resulting from the Ashford Great Park development project. [35147]

Mr. Stuart Bell

The Commissioners, like any investment organisation, have a spread of investments. At any one time there are many alternatives available. It is

1995–96 (actual) 1996–97 (actual) 1997–98 (spend to date) 1997–98 (estimate)
Department for Culture, Media and Sport 304,632 448,931 429,396 460,000
Historic Royal Palaces Agency 506,000 296,000 225,000 258,000
Royal Parks Agency 771,986 819,551 356,644 581,000
Non-departmental public bodies 20,136,168 33,970,571 35,015,744 n/a

n/a = Not applicable

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