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Portcullis House: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission on what percentage of sitting days in the last 12 months have (a) one and (b) both water features in the Portcullis House Atrium been out of operation; for what reason the water features have not been in operation; what steps have been taken to restore them to working order; and if he will make a statement. (235313)

Both Portcullis House Atrium water features were out of service for one sitting day during the last 12 months on 10 November 2008, which represents 0.67 per cent. of sitting days. The water features were decommissioned for routine maintenance and repairs over the weekend of 8 and 9 November and the contractor failed to recommission them at the prescribed time, prior to the start of business on 10 November.