HC Deb 04 May 1978 vol 949 cc264-5W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total cost of running the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, including all main constituent costs of any sort whatsoever, such as expenditure on its own programmes, wages, rent, heating and lighting, maintenance, &c., in the latest 12 months for which figures are available; and what are the projected costs for 1978–79.

Mr. John Grant

Expenditure on salaries, fees and directly related expenses are estimated to have cost £354,000 in 1977–78 and to cost £370,000 in 1978–79. Superannuation, accommodation, printing and stationery etc. are provided without charge as an allied service; on average they would be likely to increase the direct expenditure by about 60 per cent.