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Parliamentary Estate

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee what is the size of the parliamentary estate; and how many (a) rooms and (b) bars and restaurants there are in that part for which this House is responsible.

The Parliamentary Estate of both Houses comprises some 116,000 m2 of which 87,000 m2 is occupied by this House. Within that part of the Palace and its precincts under the control of the House, there are 1,206 offices and 36 Committee or meeting rooms. It is not possible to provide any meaningful estimate of the total number of rooms; they do, however, contain 14 restaurants or cafeteria and nine bars.