To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving departmental buildings in the last five years; how much was spent on wallpaper since 2001; and what plans there are for further spending on departmental decoration.
The Department and its executive agencies, the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has spent the following sums on maintaining, decorating, and otherwise improving departmental buildings.
£ 2003-04 4,135,299 2004-05 6,773,772 2005-06 7,418,915 2006-07 5,679,138 2007-08 3,953,125
It is not possible to separate out the costs of maintaining, decorating and improving buildings.
There has been no expenditure on wallpaper since 2001.
Future plans for redecoration are aligned with our overall capital works programme, which is currently under review. Planned expenditure for 2008-09 is £2,343,600.