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Official Residence

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will place in the Library a copy of the Cabinet Office contract for the maintenance of the official residences in Admiralty House. (85666)

The contract is a legal document and is covered by a commercial confidentiality clause, which prevents its publication.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on the Old Admiralty Building on (a) security, (b) utilities, (c) facilities management and (d) general maintenance in the most recent year for which figures are available. (85670)

I have been asked to reply.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent £465,106 on utilities, £241,875 on facilities management and £646,185 on general maintenance for the Old Admiralty Building in financial year 2005-06. The security measures in force at the Old Admiralty Building are reviewed regularly to ensure they are commensurate with the threat; the costs are kept under review.