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Departmental Buildings

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months. (305683)

In the last 12 months the cost of work undertaken in the offices allocated to two Ministers has totalled £6,973. This has covered the scheduled redecoration and re-carpeting of one office last redecorated more than 10 years ago at a cost of £5,385 (£2,762 for redecoration, £2,226 for re-carpeting and £398.96 for management of the works) and the repainting of walls in a second office at a cost of £1,588. Costs were met from existing maintenance budgets.