§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the cost of looking after ancient monuments in Wales; how much is received by admission fees; what is the average admission fee; and what is its subsidy.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
During the financial year 1984–85, the costs of maintenance, restoration and provision of services at monuments in the care of my right hon. Friend are estimated at £1.06 million [excluding staffing costs and other overheads]. The estimated amount received from admission fees during that period is £0.8 million. The average admission charge is 55 pence. Expenditure on looking after the monuments is not directly dependent on the level of admission receipts and there is, therefore, no separate allocation in the form of a subsidy.