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Departmental Buildings

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on office refurbishments in each of the last 10 years. (320509)

The Department for International Development (DFID) recorded spend on office refurbishments and security upgrades by calendar year from 2002 until 2008, from which time this information has been recorded by financial year. Amounts spent on refurbishments and security upgrades for both UK and overseas offices, since 2002, are provided in the following table:

£

Calendar year

2002

3,061,033

2003

10,970,347

2004

4,533,262

2005

2,625,477

2006

2,257,548

2007

1,753,239

2008

1,090,392

Financial year

2008-09

1,186,205

2009-10

1,482,968

Information on spend prior to 2002 cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.