HC Deb 19 July 2000 vol 354 c203W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the President of the Council what the total cost of early-day motions was in(a) 1999 and (b) 1998. [130028]

Mr. Kirkwood

I have been asked to reply.

The printing and publication costs associated with early-day motions was (a) approximately £597,000 in 1999 and (b) approximately £750,000 in 1998. Other costs associated with early-day motions, such as editorial preparation and control and electronic publication, are not separately identifiable. I am informed that costs arising in Government Departments could be provided only at disproportionate costs.