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Harcourt Room (Redecoration)

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what was the cost of redecorating the Harcourt Room in 1964; what was the cost of redecorating it in 1965; and why extensive redecoration took place within twelve months.

The cost of redecorating the Harcourt Room was £5,750 in 1964. The object of the latest work, which cost £380, was to provide a more suitable background for the display of Sir Winston Churchill's painting given to the House of Commons by Lady Spencer Churchill, and of the paintings lent by the Tate Gallery.Both the earlier and recent redecorations were carried out at the request of the Advisory Committee on Works of Art in the House of Commons.