§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Lord President of the Council what has been the recent average annual consumption of snuff taken from the Principal Doorkeeper by right hon. and hon. Members expressed in terms of weight and value; how many Members on average regularly take advantage of the service; and what has been the average cost to public funds.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The average annual consumption of snuff provided by the Principal Doorkeeper is some 1½ oz. I understand that only one hon. Member regularly takes advantage of this service. The average annual cost to public funds is 99p.