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Security: Greater London

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Cabinet Office’s Annual Resource Accounts for 2006-07, in what ways the Government Secure Zone project has been delivered more slowly than expected; and what the (a) forecast and (b) outturn expenditure on the project was in 2006-07. (191175)

During 2006-07, the Government Secure Zone (GSZ) programme was delivered with (a) forecast expenditure of £13,351,000 and (b) outturn expenditure of £12,767,000 (grant and non-grant) within a total income of £13,386,000 (resource and capital). The main project within the GSZ programme (the “Whitehall Streetscape Improvement” project) was delayed by three months in obtaining planning permission, resulting in a slower delivery and consequential underspend of £619,000 for the 2006-07 financial year.