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Departmental Buildings

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving departmental buildings in the last five years; how much has been spent on wallpaper since 2001; and what plans there are for further spending on departmental decoration. (248799)

A full PFI refurbishment of 1 Horse Guards Road was completed in 2002. Maintenance and decoration related expenditure since that date is included in the annual unitary payment made to the PFI provider and is not recorded separately.

The amount spent on such building related services at other departmental buildings over the last five years is approximately £6 million.

Nothing has been spent on wallpaper since 2001.

Plans for future redecoration are included in the normal forward planned maintenance schedules compiled for each building.