§ Mr. Coleman
To ask the Lord President of the Council how much Short money has been paid to the Opposition parties in the last five years.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The total amount of Short money paid to Opposition parties in the past five years is £3,518,503.75p. A breakdown for each year is as follows:
£ 1984 454,749.76 1985 631,091.00 1986 631,598.75 1987 597,741.27 1988 1,203,322.97