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Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what major refurbishments have been carried out on the House of Commons Estate in the last five years; and what the cost was of each such refurbishment. (320557)

Major refurbishments carried out in the last five years, taken to mean construction projects to improve existing facilities on the Commons part of the parliamentary estate where expenditure has been more than £1 million during the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2009, have been shown in the following table.

Refurbishment

Cost in five-year period (£)

Press Gallery refurbishment of offices and catering

8,178,902

7 Millbank cooling

2,730,004

Install data wiring and refurbish—Phase 10B Palace of Westminster

2,634,328

Install data wiring and refurbish—Phase 10A Palace of Westminster

2,025,505

Relocate mechanical and electrical services and underpin south stairs

1,593,201

Boiler, chiller and summer boiler 2002-05

1,582,190

Install air conditioning and restore committee rooms 11, 12, 13

1,552,823

Bellamy's Cafeteria modernisation

1,410,510

Mechanical and electrical modernisation—Palace of Westminster

1,331,382