§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the actual or estimated total cost of the preparation of the Central Hall, Stormont, for the first meeting of the Assembly; out of what Vote the expenditure is to be met; what is the cost of each chair and, 517W after being used for this occasion, what the Government plan to do with the chairs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The estimated total cost, including the cost of chairs, of the preparation of the Central Hall at Stormont for the first meeting of the Assembly is £7,160. The expenditure is to be met from the Northern Ireland Ministry of Finance Vote for Public Works and Buildings. The cost of each chair being provided is £52.50. If at any future time the chairs are not required by the Assembly, they will be available for use by Northern Ireland Departments or publicly financed bodies.