§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Prime Minister if she will provide the final figure for 1987–88 for(a) the cost of maintaining and running 10 Downing street and additional costs at Chequers, (b) the grant-in-aid to the Chequers Trust and (c) the costs on a consistent basis, expressed at constant 1984–85 prices.
§ The Prime Minister
The figures requested are:
£ a. cost of maintaining and running 10 Downing street and additional costs at Chequers (1) (2) (3) 5,418,455 b. the grant-in-aid to the Chequers Trust 224,000 c. figures at (a) and (b) in 1984–85 price terms (4) (a) 4,708,764 (b) 194,661
(1) The figure includes costs at both 10 Downing street and Chequers; the information is not available by location.
(2) Salaries and wages, notional pension liability, administration costs, the costs of office services and the grant-in-aid to the Chequers Trust are included. The salary of the Prime Minister is excluded.
(3) The figures are consistent with the estimates given in the reply to the hon. Member on 14 April 1988 at column 217. If office services costs are excluded (to put the figures on a consistent basis with those for 1986–87 given to the hon. Member on 23 October 1987 at column 846), the total for 1987–88 is £4,872,925 (£4,234,686 at constant 1984–85 prices).
(4) Constant costs have been calculated using the Treasury's GDP deflator for 1986–87 rebased to 1984–85.