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Departmental Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will break down by sub-heading the payment of £55 million per year to the main contractor for his Department's main building. (187603)

I am unable to break down the annual payment for the provision of fully serviced office accommodation for Main Building and Old War Office under the PFI Contract as the contract is not constructed in this manner. The contract payments include a service element and the repayment of the bank debt under the terms of the PFI credit agreements.

The £55 million annual payment figure is derived from the £1.65 billion project approval figure (based on a constant price estimate i.e. excluding inflation) spread equally over 30 years.