HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c657W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what costs were borne by the House in respect of the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. [65256]

Mr. Kirkwood

The costs for the lying in state of HM the Queen Mother will be shared between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Commons share is estimated at £495,000. I understand that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport have agreed to bear at least part of this cost, and discussions about payment are under way.

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