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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on office furniture, curtains and carpets and office decorating in each of the last five years.

Until the introduction of the property repayment services arrangements on 1 April 1983 all Civil Estate expenditure of this kind was funded by the Property Services Agency. In the case of Ministry of Defence headquarters buildings expenditure on furniture and furnishings which has been met from Defence Votes in the last two financial years is as follows:

£
1983–842,619,000
1984–853,411,000
The Property Services Agency does not differentiate in its charges between internal decoration and other forms of maintenance.