Legislation: Costs

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Patten Lord Patten Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they keep full accounts that would show the total cost of preparing and bringing in any bill, including all departmental civil service, drafting, other legal and associated costs.

Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, House of Lords, Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The Government do not keep such accounts.

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