§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the current annual expenditure from Exchequer funds on salaries of and facilities for the Leader and Whips of Her Majesty's Opposition and their staffs.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
The total annual cost for both Houses is about £65,000. Of this amount, the cost of the salaries payable to the Opposition Leaders and Whips is £31,000.