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Answering political questions costs over £60,000

Thu, 14 Jul 2011


It has cost over £60,000 to answer political questions in the House of Keys, Legislative Council and Tynwald during the last political year.

Statistics show 697 questions were asked in the three branches.

A survey by the Chief Secretary's Office calculates that it costs £89.30 to answer each question.

It's also estimated that answering a question takes over three hours.

Over 40% of questions were asked by Onchan member Peter Karran, with his queries costing over £26,000 to answer.

The figures were revealed in a written answer by the Chief Minister in this month's Tynwald.

 


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