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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on office furniture, carpets and curtains and office decorating in each of the last five years.

Prior to 1 April 1983 when the Property Repayment Service was introduced, this expenditure was borne centrally by the Property Services Agency. Expenditure since 1 April 1983 is as follows:

(£ thousand)
1983–841984–85*1985–86
Office furniture and curtains4120860
Carpets14689
* Up to 30 September 1985.
Office decorating is carried out by the Property Services Agency as part of the maintenance service; separate figures are not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.