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Departmental Buildings

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving departmental buildings in each year since the Department's inception; how much has been spent on wallpaper in that time; and what plans there are for further spending on departmental decoration. (248804)

Expenditure by Communities and Local Government on maintaining, decorating and improving departmental buildings is shown in the following table:

CLG: Maintenance, Decorating, Improvements

Total costs (£)

2006-07

6,116,496

2007-08

8,207,273

2008-09

2,068,049

CLG does not record how much is spent on wallpaper.

Plans for further spending on departmental decoration are currently under review.