Parliamentary Questions

Treasury written question – answered on 17th January 2005.

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Photo of David Marshall David Marshall Labour, Glasgow Shettleston

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total cost in each of the last 10 years of answering parliamentary questions.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested in respect of House of Commons questions for each of the last 10 parliamentary sessions is given in the following table:

£
Oral question Written question
Number Average cost Total Number Average cost Total Sessional total
1994–95 4,903 230 1,127,690 44,924 99 4,447,476 5,575,166
1995–96 4,464 244 1,089,216 35,843 105 3,763,515 4,852,731
1996–97 2,622 249 652,878 18,439 107 1,972,973 2,625,851
1997–98 8,113 260 2,109,380 52,652 112 5,897,024 8,006,404
1998–99 5,008 267 1,337,136 32,149 115 3,697,135 5,034,271
1999–2000 5,747 282 1,620,654 36,781 121 4,450,501 6,071,155
2000–01 2,780 285 792,300 16,716 123 2,056,068 2,848,368
2001–02 6,528 299 1,951,872 72,905 129 9,404,745 11,356,617
2002–03 4,118 313 1,288,934 55,436 135 7,483,860 8,772,794
2003–04 3,687 322 1,187,214 54,875 138 7,572,750 8,759,964
63,903,321

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No3 people think not

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