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To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate he has made of the cost to the House service of the recall of the House on 29 August 2013; and what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue foregone by (a) visitor services, (b) the Jubilee Cafe, (c) other catering services and (d) other services due to that recall.
The cost to the House of Commons Service of recalling Parliament for a day is marginal as most operating costs are fixed for the year as a whole and are unaffected by the number and distribution of sitting days. The additional cost is about £24,000.
The total cost of the recall was therefore some £37,500.