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Army Costs

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2007, Official Report, columns 749-50W, on Army costs, what the reasons were for the amount spent on maintenance of rented property occupied by the Adjutant General; and if he will break down the costs incurred for that maintenance. (129990)

[holding answer 26 March 2007]: The figure of £13,284,44 previously provided under the generic heading “maintenance” covered a range of costs including the supply of replacement equipment; redecoration; rectification of faults; and the supply and erection of garden fencing. A breakdown follows:

Description of maintenance

Cost (£)

Redecoration

863

Renew trellis fence panel

39

Repair leak to cast iron stack pipe

24

Supply and erect chicken wire fence

1,150

Supply and deliver 12.5lts of supa-stadia pitch marker

17

Supply and fit hooks and white PVC coated metal chain fitted to wooden posts

1,890

Reposition and upgrade radiator wall stats

35

Remove wooden casement around hand basin and bring hand basin back into working order. Check any electrics, and make good any decoration

538

Decorations to the study and kitchen/utility room

491

Clear blockage to toilet pan

43

Renew electric shower

334

Patch repair paper to wall and repair paintwork

28

Refix gate handle to wooden gate

6

Repair to shower

82

Renew mortise lock and furniture

75

Renew shelf to inside of door to built in fridge

50

Clear blockage to toilet pan

154

Refit carpet to stairs

29

Fit family size microwave oven

230

Locate/rectify fault to security lights

28

Clean carpet

25

Renew electric cooker

576

Rectifying faults to dishwasher

47

Replace dishwasher

336

Redecorate all walls after repairs

200

Smoke test chimney

29

Work following recommendations on chimney flue

195

Fit trickle vents to new PVC windows

130

Locate boiler fault and repair

210

Replace washing machine door gasket

62

Renew fluorescent light fitting

52

Ease and adjust doors

52

Renew brick paving-sand

41

Minor furniture and equipment costs

402

Purchase of tractor mower to replace beyond economical repair item

2,090

Purchase of tableware

2,686