GOVERNOR Chris Patten's desire to open up Government House for music concerts and charity dinners means a pay rise for his housekeeper. The estimates contain an extra $11,000 a year for the Pattens' housekeeper, Elspeth Collins-Taylor, who may have to stay up to midnight when the monthly concerts or other functions take place in the ballroom. 'It's not just the day itself,' said Government House spokesman Tse Cheung-hing. 'There may be rehearsals for the music performances too.' The total funds allocated to the Governor's establishment, which includes the upkeep of Government House and Fanling Lodge, will be $33.3 million, a rise of 3.7 per cent over the expected expenses for the current year. The total salaries bill, including a $654,000 'non-accountable entertainment allowance' for Governor Patten - but not his own salary - will be $23,049,000.