§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the total cost of running the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Arbitration Tribunal, including all main constituent costs of any sort whatsoever, such as expenditure on its own programmes, wages, rent, heating, lighting and maintenance, in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what are the projected costs for 1978–79.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
The Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Arbitration Tribunal has not yet had to sit. The departmental costs of setting up the tribunal amount to just under £1,000. Costs for 1978–79 cannot be predicted since references to the tribunal depend on the progress of negotiations on compensation.