The Department and its Executive agencies, the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has spent the following sums on building maintenance:
£ 2004-05 711,692 2005-06 915,980 2006-07 830,564 2007-08 1,001,019 2008-09 1,034,094
The costs include maintenance costs that the Department undertake on behalf of MHRA and who are billed for this work. However, MHRA are in buildings where the landlord undertakes some of the maintenance and building improvement work and charge MHRA on a pro rata basis with other tenants in the buildings. MHRA are unable to break the figures down between maintenance and improving departmental buildings.