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Army: Costs

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2007, Official Report, column 50W, on the Army: costs, what the reasons were for the amount spent on maintenance of the property occupied by the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland, broken down by main budget heading. (136625)

The figure of £4,702.52 previously provided under the generic heading ‘maintenance’ contained an error of £17.50. The total figure spend on maintenance was actually £4,685.02, which covered a range of costs. The breakdown is as follows:

Work carried out

Cost (£)

Supply gardening sundries

196.20

Various electrical repairs

288.40

Power wash external areas

654.48

Treat flea infestation

100.00

Wash windows/frames (internal and external)

599.25

Rebed loose masonry at patio wall

341.61

Eradicate wasps nest at driveway

99.88

Clean out guttering and down pipes

352.50

Replace dish washing machine

348.92

Rectify leak at waste disposal m/c

102.23

Trace/rectify leak in roof space

156.28

Supply and fix chrome soap dish

14.61

Reseal kitchen sink

26.40

Supply and fix handle at T/dryer

88.13

Replace x 8 tensioners at curtains

188.00

Replace bath c/w taps etc.

587.50

Replacement of oil pump

185.51

Testing of portable appliances (33)

88.20

Replace thermostatic valves x 2

125.92

Planned maintenance for boilers and smoke alarms

141.00

Total

4,685.02