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Grace And Favour Residences

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many Grace and Favour houses he is responsible for; where they are; and what was the total cost to his Department of their repair, maintenance and modernisation in each of the last five years.

There are 138 Grace and Favour apartments, most of which are situated at Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Kensington and St. James's Palaces. The Department's costs for

1974–75 £1975–76 £1976–77 £
Kensington Palace
Apartment No 1756
Nos. 1 and 2 Upper Stables9,947
Nottingham Cottage9,785
No. 6 Prince of Wales Court77
Marlborough House Mews
Flats 3 and 44,16021,157395
Flats 1 and 26,202500
St James's Palace
2 Engine Court6,9011,828
Apartment 243,620
Apartment 30B14,5001,410
Apartment 281,363
Apartment 30A75
Apartment 31B14,528
Hampton Court Palace
No. 1 Fountain Court34,000
Royal Mews Flats 9 and 105,735445
Royal Mews Flats 11 and 125,624
Royal Mews Flat No. 2163
Apartment No. 1212,154
Windsor Castle
No. 1 Lower Ward948
Frogmore House Cottage No. 24,0007,094
Frogmore Stables Flat No. 38,037
Victoria Bridge Lodge1,202
George IV Gate Lodge9,64818
Henry III Tower Flat 13,913
Store Tower21,196
St George's Gate Lodge5,375
Burford House Flat No. 14,810
Cambridge Gate Lodge70
Frogmore House Cottage No. 1427
No. 4 Lower Ward69101
Totals28,703126,33467,196
Grand Total222,233

repairs, maintenance and modernisation for the last five years were:

£

1972–732,500
1973–7477,770
1974–7528,703
1975–76126,334
1976–7767,196
302,503

Occupants are responsible for internal repairs and decoration.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will itemise the expenditure incurred by his Department on Grace and Favour residences in each of the last three years, indicating expenditure on each separate apartment or unit of accommodation.