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Departmental Buildings

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 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. (248800)

Since 2004-05 a lifecycle programme covering the maintenance and decoration of the majority of the Cabinet Office’s buildings has been in place. Information on maintenance and decoration costs prior to then and for wallpaper is not held separately. The cost of maintenance and decoration work has been as follows:

(£)

2004-05

1,368,000

2005-06

1,331,000

2006-07

1,446,000

2007-08

1,292,000

Maintenance and decoration work will continue to be done as part of the lifecycle programme. Information about capital expenditure on improving Cabinet Office buildings is included in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Resource Accounts available in the House of Commons Library.